Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Applying Genomic Epidemiology to Characterize a COVID-19 Outbreak in a Developmentally Disabled Adult Group Home Setting, Arizona

Yaglom, H.D., Gebhardt, M., Pfeiffer, A., Ormsby, M.E., Jasso-Selles, D.E., Lemmer, D., Folkerts, M.L., French, C., Maurer, M., Bowers, J.R., Engelthaler, D.M.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study looks at a COVID-19 outbreak among a multi-residential home for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Arizona to determine how COVID-19 was spread. Epidemiologic and genomic evidence show that spread likely occurred from asymptomatically infected staff. This study demonstrates the need for public health measures and rapid genomic analysis to shape policies that protect these vulnerable populations.

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Outcomes of Interest

Improve Data Infrastructure

Priority Population(s)

People Living in Congregate Housing, People With Disabilities

Setting(s) of Implementation

Long-term Care Facility

Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period