The CSTE Executive Board unanimously approved position statement Interim-20-ID-02 for COVID-19 on August 5, 2020 (superseding Interim-20-ID-01). Key updates to the standardized case definition for COVID-19, include:
- Clarifications to clinical, laboratory, epidemiologic linkage, and vital records criteria for case identification and classification,
- Updated probable case classifications to classify the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen as a probable case, and
- New suspect case classifications that are intended solely for internal health department surveillance tracking purposes and not for official case counts at the state, local, or national level.