Emory, state collaborate to fight COVID-19 crisis

By Nedra Rhone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative (ECRC) will provide continuous support to the DPH in the areas of planning coordination, outbreak response and evaluation, training and placement of public health professionals statewide and research and monitoring.

One aspect of the partnership, for example, will pair Rollins faculty, staff and students with partners to investigate and halt outbreaks as they develop across the state, from nursing homes in Albany to poultry plants in Gainesville, said James W. Curran, dean of Rollins. The effort will strengthen the state’s approach while allowing Rollins to get involved in real-world aspects of the crisis, he said.

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