CDC’s Peggy Honein worked on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic with state health departments, helping them fight outbreaks in long-term care facilities in Washington and addressing key issues like re-opening schools.

Peggy also made sure health departments knew about new discoveries to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Even with more and more people getting COVID-19 vaccines, Peggy says we can’t let our guard down. Read more about Peggy’s work:

CDC, profile pictureMay be an image of 1 person and text that says 'COVID-19 Responder Stories II State and local health departments are the frontlines, the on-the-ground truth. They let us know when they're frustrated with what seems like nsurmountable obstacles. " -Peggy Honein'