The Restricted Use Data file includes 31 fields and is available through a private GitHub website after completing a registration process, signing a data use restrictions agreement, and approval from CDC. To learn more about this dataset including the list of data elements, registration process, and data-use restrictions agreement, please see below. For additional questions please contact ASK SRRG (email@example.com).
Please review the following documents to determine your interest in accessing the COVID-19 Case Surveillance Restricted Access Detailed Data file:
Next steps include completing the Restricted Access Data Use Restrictions Agreement (RIDURA), and it should be forwarded to Ask SRRG at firstname.lastname@example.org. The request will be reviewed and if approved, expect to receive an email providing the GitHub requirements and instructions. If more information is required or the request is not approved, expect to receive email correspondence from ASK SRRG (email@example.com).
The COVID-19 case surveillance system database includes individual-level data reported to U.S. states and autonomous reporting entities, including New York City and the District of Columbia (D.C.), as well as U.S. territories and states. On April 5, 2020, COVID-19 was added to the Nationally Notifiable Condition List and classified as “immediately notifiable, urgent (within 24 hours)” by a Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Interim Position Statement (Interim-20-ID-01). CSTE updated the position statement on August 5, 2020, to clarify the interpretation of antigen detection tests and serologic test results within the case classification. The statement also recommended that all states and territories enact laws to make COVID-19 reportable in their jurisdiction, and that jurisdictions conducting surveillance should submit case notifications to CDC.
The deidentified data in the restricted access dataset include demographic characteristics (including state and county), exposure history, disease severity indicators and outcomes, clinical data, laboratory diagnostic test results, and comorbidities.
The Case Surveillance Task Force and Surveillance Review and Response Group (SRRG) within CDC’s COVID-19 Emergency Response provide stewardship for datasets that support the public’s access to COVID-19 data while protecting individual privacy.
COVID-19 case reports have been routinely submitted using standardized case reporting forms.
On April 5, 2020, CSTE released an Interim Position Statement with national surveillance ca
Weekly data on the number of deaths from all causes by sex, age group, and race/Hispanic origin group for the United States. Counts of deaths in more recent weeks can be compared with counts from earlier years (2015-2019) to determine if the number is higher than expected.
CDC is working with commercial laboratories to conduct large-scale geographic seroprevalence surveys to estimate the percentage of people who were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. The strategy involves working with state, local, territorial, academic, and commercial partners to better understand COVID-19 in the United States using serology (antibody) testing for surveillance (“seroprevalence surveys” or “serosurveys”). For the surveys, de-identified clinical blood samples are tested for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.
The U.S. Census Bureau, in collaboration with five federal agencies, launched the Household Pulse Survey to produce data on the social and economic impacts of Covid-19 on American households. The Household Pulse Survey was designed to gauge the impact of the pandemic on employment status, consumer spending, food security, housing, education disruptions, and dimensions of physical and mental wellness.
The survey was designed to meet the goal of accurate and timely weekly estimates. It was conducted by an internet questionnaire, with invitations to participate sent by email and text message. The sample frame is the Census Bureau Master Address File Data. Housing units linked to one or more email addresses or cell phone numbers were randomly selected to participate, and one respondent from each housing unit was selected to respond for him or herself. Estimates are weighted to adjust for nonresponse and to match Census Bureau estimates of the population by age, gender, race and ethnicity, and educational attainment. All estimates shown meet the NCHS Data Presentation Standards for Proportions.
State and territorial executive orders, administrative orders, resolutions, and proclamations are collected from government websites and cataloged and coded using Microsoft Excel by one coder with one or more additional coders conducting quality assurance.
Data were collected to determine when individuals in states and territories were subject to executive orders, administrative orders, resolutions, and proclamations for COVID-19 that require or recommend people stay in their homes. Data consists exclusively of state and territorial orders, many of which apply to specific counties within their respective state or territory; therefore, data is broken down to the county level.
These data are derived from the publicly available state and territorial executive orders, administrative orders, resolutions, and proclamations (“orders”) for COVID-19 that expressly require or recommend individuals stay at home found by the CDC, COVID-19 Community Intervention and At-Risk Task Force, Monitoring and Evaluation Team & CDC, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, Public Health Law Program from March 15 through September 14, 2020. These data will be updated as new orders are collected. Any orders not available through publicly accessible websites are not included in these data. Only official copies of the documents or, where official copies were unavailable, official press releases from government websites describing requirements were coded; news media reports on restrictions were excluded. Recommendations not included in an order are not included in these data. These data do not include mandatory business closures, curfews, or limitations on public or private gatherings. These data do not necessarily represent an official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.