For decades, research in nonhuman primates has shaped our understanding of human and animal health. This research is especially necessary now more than ever as the world continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientific progress is critically dependent on public support for research with animals, including nonhuman primates. Such support is not possible without the public’s understanding of the work researchers perform in animals and their trust that the best available scientific evidence informs decision making. This webinar will explore the complexities of COVID19 and explain why nonhuman primates serve as a premier resource for developing treatments for this disease, including a vaccine. Given the rapidly-evolving nature of this issue, speakers will also touch on lessons learned from animal research findings and how we can move forward as a community.