FEBRUARY

[icon_timeline timeline_line_style=”solid” timeline_line_color=”#000000″ time_block_bg_color=”#000000″ tl_animation=”tl-animation-slide-up” timeline_margin=”margin-top:20px;margin-bottom:20px;”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 3, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CDC had a team ready to travel to China to obtain critical information on the novel coronavirus, but were in the U.S. awaiting permission to enter by the Chinese government.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump vowed in his State of the Union Address to “take all necessary steps” to protect Americans from the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 4, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]FDA issues emergency use authorization for CDC’s coronavirus diagnostic testing, allowing use of the test at any CDC-qualified lab in the country.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 5, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the CDC issues a public statement saying “…While we continue to believe the immediate risk of 2019nCoV exposure to the general public is low, CDC is undertaking measures to help keep that risk low.”[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 6, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CDC began shipping CDC-Developed test kits for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to U.S. and international labs.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 9, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The White House Coronavirus Task Force briefed governors from across the nation at the National Governors’ Association Meeting in Washington.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 11, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expanded a partnership with Janssen Research & Development to “expedite the development” of a coronavirus vaccine.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 12, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The U.S. shipped test kits for the 2019 novel coronavirus to approximately 30 countries who lacked the necessary reagents and other materials.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 12, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CDC was prepared to travel to China but had yet to receive permission from the Chinese government.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 14, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The CDC began working with five labs to conduct “community-based influenza surveillance” to study and detect the spread of coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 18, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]CDC reaffirms that the risk to Americans from coronavirus is low.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 18, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]HHS announced it would engage with Sanofi Pasteur in an effort to quickly develop a coronavirus vaccine and to develop treatment for coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 20, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The administration raises travel warnings to their highest level for other hot spot locations, including Japan and South Korea.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 24, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Trump Administration sent a letter to Congress requesting at least $2.5 billion to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”February 26, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]1st case of suspected local transmission in United States is announced. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm the first case of COVID-19 in a patient in California with no travel history to an outbreak area, nor contact with anyone diagnosed with the virus.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”February 26, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump names Vice-President Pence to lead Coronavirus Task Force.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 26, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump discussed coronavirus containment efforts with Indian PM Modi and updated the press on his Administration’s containment efforts in the U.S. during his state visit to India.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 27, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]Vice President Pence names Dr. Deborah Birx to serve as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”February 29, 2020″ title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_ht=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]1st death reported in United States. The first COVID-19 death is reported in Washington state, after a man with no travel history to China dies on Feb. 28 at Evergreen Health Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington.[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 29, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]President Trump imposes travel ban to Iran.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 29, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed certified labs to develop and begin testing coronavirus testing kits while reviewing pending applications.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”February 29, 2020″ title_font_size=”desktop:20px;” title_line_height=”desktop:24px;” title_font_color=”#fbf44b” desc_font_size=”desktop:15px;” desc_line_height=”desktop:19px;” desc_font_color=”#ffffff”]The Trump Administration announced a level 4 travel advisory to areas of Italy and South Korea. Barred all travel to Iran. Barred the entry of foreign citizens who visited Iran in the last 14 days.[/icon_timeline_item][/icon_timeline]