The next step is to complete the RIDURA. Once complete, CDC will review your agreement. Once access is granted, ASK SRRG (email@example.com) will email you information about how to access the data through GitHub. If you have questions about obtaining access, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COVID-19 case surveillance system database includes individual-level data reported to U.S. states and autonomous reporting entities, including New York City, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. 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, provides 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 case definitions for COVID-19 included. Current versions of these case definitions are available here: