Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

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Capability 11: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions


Definition: Non-pharmaceutical interventions are the ability to recommend to the applicable lead agency (if not public health) and implement, if applicable, strategies for disease, injury, and exposure control. Strategies include the following:

• Isolation and quarantine

• Restrictions on movement and travel advisory/warnings

• Social distancing

• External decontamination

• Hygiene

• Precautionary protective behaviors


Functions and Associated Performance Measures: This capability consists of the ability to perform the functions listed below. At present there are no CDC-defined performance measures for these functions.

Function 1: Engage partners and identify factors that impact non-pharmaceutical interventions
Function 2: Determine non-pharmaceutical interventions
Function 3: Implement non-pharmaceutical interventions
Function 4: Monitor non-pharmaceutical interventions