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FEMA Letter to Distributors on Delivery of Medical Supplies

5 hours 52 minutes ago

On Friday, March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic under section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 41 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (Stafford Act).


FEMA-CBP Joint Statement on Defense Production Act for PPE

5 hours 59 minutes ago

On Friday, April 3, President Trump issued “Memorandum on Allocating Certain Scarce or Threatened Health and Medical Resources to Domestic Use” directing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FEMA, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to use the Defense Production Act to keep scarce medical resources within the United States for domestic use. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) subject to this policy includes: N95 respirators, and a variety of other filtering respirators; air-purifying respirators; surgical masks; and, surgical gloves.


FEMA COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force: Supply Chain Stabilization

9 hours 23 minutes ago

The Supply Chain Task Force continues to execute a strategy maximizing the availability of critical protective and lifesaving resources through FEMA for a whole-of-America response. Efforts to date have focused on reducing the medical supply chain capacity gap to both satisfy and relieve demand pressure on medical supply capacity. The task force is applying a four-prong approach of Preservation, Acceleration, Expansion and Allocation to rapidly increase supply today and expand domestic production of critical resources to increase supply long-term.


Photos of the Whole-of-America COVID-19 Response

10 hours 54 minutes ago

WASHINGTON – The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues today, with National Guardsmen and U.S. Army Soldiers providing support from Washington State to Florida.  Medical professionals moved COVID-19 patients to the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York, while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction plans for an alternate medical facility in Michigan.

Meanwhile, international flights continued arriving in Chicago with medical supplies for distribution in the hardest hit areas around the country.  


FEMA Issues Public Notice

11 hours 36 minutes ago

ATLANTA – A public notice is now available that addresses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding in South Carolina from Feb. 6 – 13, under disaster declaration DR-4479-SC.


FEMA Awards Colorado Nearly $16.7 Million for Coronavirus Response Efforts

1 day 2 hours ago

DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided $16,688,096.55 to the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for eligible response activities related to the COVID-19 response. The funding was made available under the major disaster declaration issued March 28 by President Trump.


Deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance Extended to June 30

1 day 9 hours ago

Media Advisory

PONCE, Puerto Rico – Residents who lost their jobs because of the earthquakes and live or work in any of the 33 municipalities FEMA approved for assistance have an extension of time to file for unemployment benefits. Those who were self-employed also have more time to file for unemployment benefits.



Photos of the Whole-of-America COVID-19 Response

1 day 22 hours ago

WASHINGTON – The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues today, with more international flights arriving in Chicago and Louisville, Kentucky, carrying much-needed medical supplies, while National Guardsmen helped move medical supplies to hot spots around the nation and distributed meals in New York. 

Meanwhile, COVID-19 drive-thru testing began in New Jersey this weekend for symptomatic health-care workers and first responders.


Photos of the Whole-of-America COVID-19 Response

2 days 11 hours ago

WASHINGTON – The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues, with two  FEMA air bridge flights carrying medical supplies arriving in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday and today.


Protect Yourself from Fraud and Scams

3 days 1 hour ago

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – During times of natural disasters or situations like the one the island and the rest of the world are currently facing, there are people who may try to take advantage for their own personal gain. FEMA encourages residents to be alert for any fraudulent activity or scams during this time.


President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Utah

3 days 23 hours ago

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Utah to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

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