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CDC COVID-19 Resources

Wed Apr, 15 2020
*Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19)

*Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons with Known or Suspected COVID-19

On This Page:
Recommended Postmortem Specimens
Recommended Biosafety and Infection Control Practices
Collection of Postmortem Nasopharyngeal Swab (NP Swab) Specimens Only
Submission of Specimens for Testing
Cleaning and Waste Disposal Recommendations
Transportation of Human Remains

*Additional FAQs regarding funerals can be found here (in the funeral section):

*Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment