National Continuity Programs releases new brochure.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Continuity Programs (NCP) serves the public by coordinating the Federal programs and activities that preserve our nation’s essential functions across a wide range of potential threats and emergencies. NCP guides and assists the planning and implementation of continuity programs that enable federal as well as state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments to perform their essential functions and deliver critical services throughout all phases of a disaster. Continuity and sustaining essential functions is a shared responsibility of the whole community. Developing and maintaining continuity capabilities helps build and sustain a more resilient nation. NCP’s focus is supporting those leading our nation’s essential functions to incorporate these capabilities throughout their vital missions.
FEMA ADVISORY – May 8, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Whole-of-America Response
Attached you will find today’s FEMA Daily Briefing Points for the Whole-of-America response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These briefing points include Topline Messages, as well as information on Supply Chain Task Force; By the Numbers; FEMA and Department of Health and Human Services Response; and Guidance from Federal Agencies.
Topline messaging includes:
- On May 7, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $583 million in funding to 1,385 HRSA-funded health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories to expand COVID-19 testing.
- This funding will be used to expand the range of testing and testing-related activities to best address the needs of local communities, including the purchase of personal protective equipment; training for staff, outreach, procurement and administration of tests and the expansion of walk-up or drive-up testing capabilities.
- The funding builds upon the $1.42 billion funding previously awarded to health centers to address COVID-19, which brings the total to nearly $2 billion.
- As of May 7, FEMA, HHS, and the private sector combined have coordinated the delivery of or are currently shipping: 86.9 million N95 respirators, 123.8 million surgical masks, 8.5 million face shields, 20 million surgical gowns, 971 million gloves, 10,663 ventilators and 8,450 federal medical station beds.
- FEMA is coordinating two shipments totaling a 14-day supply of personal protective equipment to all 15,400 Medicaid and Medicare-certified nursing homes. The shipments are meant to supplement existing efforts to provide equipment to nursing homes.
- As of May 7, CDC, state, and local public health labs and other laboratories have tested more than 7.7 million samples.
- The President’s Testing Blueprint sets forth the partnership between federal, state, local, and tribal governments, along with the private-sector and professional associations, all of which play important roles in meeting the Nation’s testing needs.
- To support the Administration’s Testing Blueprint, FEMA is working to source and procure testing material – specifically, testing swabs and transport media.
- The FEMA-sourced material will be provided to states, territories and tribes for a limited duration to help increase testing capacity in support of their individualized plans.
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