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On April 21, 2020, the Rockefeller Foundation launched their National COVID-19 Testing Action Plan, which lays out the precise steps necessary to enact robust testing, tracing, and coordination to safely reopen the US economy.

Starting with a dramatic expansion of testing from 1 million tests per week to initially 3 million per week and then 30 million per week, backed by an Emergency Network for COVID-19 testing to coordinate and underwrite the testing market, a public-private testing technology accelerator, and a national initiative to rapidly expand and optimize the use of U.S., university, and local lab capacity.

The plan also includes launching a COVID Community Healthcare Corps so every American can easily get tested with privacy-centric contact tracing; a testing data commons and digital platform to track COVID-19 statuses, resources, and effective treatment protocols across states and be a clearinghouse for data on new technologies; and a Pandemic Testing Board, in line with other recommendations, to bridge divides across governmental jurisdictions and professional fields.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Rajiv Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Michael Pellini, Managing Partner, Section 32, and Francis Suarez, Mayor, City of Miami.

Opening remarks

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

A discussion with

Dr. Rajiv Shah
The Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Michael Pellini
Managing Partner
Section 32

Francis Suarez
City of Miami

Moderated by

Gillian Tett
Chair of Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US
Financial Times

Closing remarks

Kathy Baughman McLeod
Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Atlantic Council