Recognizing the Impact of Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Burns, N., Vutrano, E., Willman, K., and Johnson, M. (2023). Recognizing the Impact of Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response. Health Security. 21(S1).
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units were created after the 9/11 terrorist attack. This report describes how MRC units supported the local medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic by assisting with testing, vaccination and treatment, contact tracing, staffing call centers, and less traditional actions (e.g., delivering meals to those in isolation, and forming strike teams to serve a variety of clients including farm and factory workers, long-term care facilities, homebound individuals, and schools).