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FEMA Advisory: Coronavirus Pandemic: Daily Briefing Points (June 4, 2020)

FEMA ADVISORY – June 4, 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:

  • On June 3, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and IRS announced that 159 million Economic Impact Payments, worth more than $267 billion, have been distributed to Americans in two months. Payments have been sent to all eligible Americans for whom the IRS has the necessary information to make a payment. These totals do not include the more than $2.5 billion that have been delivered to U.S. territories for payment to territory residents.
  • On June 2, President Trump extended Title 32 orders until August 21. The President has approved 50 National Guard requests for federal support for the use of National Guard personnel in a Title 32 duty status.
    • The memorandum provides governors continued command of their National Guard forces, while being 100% federally funded under Title 32, enabling these states to use the additional resources to meet the missions necessary in the whole-of-America COVID-19 response.
  • As of June 3, FEMA has made 9,262 deliveries of medical supplies to nursing homes to 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 June 3, FEMA, HHS, and the private sector combined have coordinated the delivery of, or are currently shipping: 93.3 million N95 respirators, 148.9 million surgical masks, 13.9 million face shields, 37.6 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 13.2 million swabs and 8.7 million units of 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.
  • As of June 3, CDC, state, and local public health labs and other laboratories have tested more than 18.9 million samples.
  • As of June 2, the FDA has issued 120 individual emergency use authorizations (EAU) for test kit manufacturers and laboratories, including 12 antibody tests and one antigen test.

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