In addition to their round-the-clock work on testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, public health laboratories quickly became a focal point for providing information. And as misinformation seemed to spread as quickly as the virus itself, APHL and laboratory staff found themselves in the role of “truth-tellers.” The new environment presented challenges, but also opportunities to make public health laboratories–and their stories–more visible to the public. In this issue’s feature article, we not only talk to laboratorians who were thrust into the spotlight, but also look at key components to thoughtful, grounded communications.
Also in this issue:
- PulseNet2.0: The Future of Genomic Surveillance for Foodborne Outbreaks
- Using Public Dashboards to Effectively Communicate Overdose Surveillance Information
- Laboratory Design Matters Workshop Goes International
- Strengthening Respiratory Laboratory Networks
- Fostering Trust Through Candid ColLABoration
- Piloting the ISO f3500f1:2019 Standard