CAP Statement on the Release of the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response, Pandemic Preparedness

  • 21-JAN-2021

WASHINGTON, DC – College of American Pathologists (CAP) President Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP, released the following statement on National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness released January 21 by the Biden Administration.

“The College of American Pathologists welcomes the release of the President's plan to respond to the current COVID-19 crisis and safeguard the country from future disease outbreaks. To defeat the current pandemic, the United States must take comprehensive actions that leverage all facets of our health care system, including diagnostic testing. The CAP appreciates the detail in the Biden administration’s seven-point plan to end the pandemic and bring the country back to a time when all children and teachers can attend school, restaurants can reopen to welcome diners, and families can safely gather for holidays. We look forward to engaging with the administration and Congress on achieving these goals.”

About the College of American Pathologists

As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. As a 501(c)(6) membership organization, the CAP is the only entity representing pathologists with unrestricted advocacy capability and a political action committee, PathPAC. For more information, visit to watch pathologists at work and see the stories of the patients who trust them with their care. Read the CAP Annual Report.


  • Charles Fiegl
    Director, Advocacy Communications
    United States
  • Apoorva Stull
    Manager, Advocacy Communications
    United States