Coronavirus Disease 2019 Fatality Management Tabletop Exercise Situation Manual

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. (2020). Coronavirus Disease 2019 Fatality Management Tabletop Exercise Situation Manual. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This Situation Manual and accompanying slide deck (available at are designed to assist government, private sector, and nonprofit organizations in identifying issues or challenges that may arise when conducting fatality management operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Situation Manual provides exercise participants with a hypothetical scenario that depicts numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths at the state, regional, and national levels over a period of 40 days and includes discussion questions regarding the following topics: coordination of fatality management operations; information collection and reporting; legal and regulatory considerations; supply chains and resource management; infection control; continuity of operations; mental and behavioral health services; and public messaging and risk communications. The accompanying slide deck provides an overview of the scenario to set the stage for discussion.
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