CDC Goes Door-to-Door Conducting Questionnaires, Antibody Testing


The Center for Disease Control instituted a program in Georgia this April which constituted of officials wearing facemasks and holding CDC-branded clipboards going house to house and knocking on doors to conduct questionnaires and virus antibody testing.

The methods have drawn controversy from citizens worried about exposure to the virus, and the legal precedent of door-to-door government testing, whether such testing is voluntary or not.

In this case, the antibody testing was non-compulsory, as homeowners could refuse to answer the door if they so chose.

CBS 46 Atlanta recorded video of the CDC officials going to door to door. One clip shows a CDC officials explaining to a resident, “We’re working with the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the DeKalb Department of Public Health to do a zero-prevalence survey around the community in DeKalb County to determine the community transmission for coronavirus.”

National File

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