FEMA ADVISORY – May 28, 2020
Coronavirus 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 By the Numbers; Supply Chain Task Force; FEMA and Department of Health and Human Services Response; and Guidance from Federal Agencies.
Topline messaging includes:
- As of May 27, FEMA has made 1,575 deliveries of medical supplies to nursing homes to all 53 states and territories. 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 28, FEMA, HHS, and the private sector combined have coordinated the delivery of or are currently shipping: 92 million N95 respirators, 144.3 million surgical masks, 12.5 million face shields, 31.2 million surgical gowns, and over 1 billion gloves.
- To support the Administration’s Testing Blueprint, FEMA is working to source and procure testing material – specifically, testing swabs and transport media.
- FEMA has procured and delivered 9.9 million swabs and 5.5 million units of media so far in the month of May.
- 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.
- As of May 27, CDC, state, and local public health labs and other laboratories have tested more than 15.1 million samples.
- As of May 22, the FDA has issued 113 individual emergency use authorizations (EAU) for test kit manufacturers and laboratories, including 12 antibody tests and 1 antigen test.
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