FEMA ADVISORY – June 5, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic: Whole-of-America Response
Attached you will find today’s Daily Briefing Points and the Regional Supplemental 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. The Regional Supplemental highlights the updated numbers by states and regions.
Topline messaging includes:
- One June 4, USDA announced that it has approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
- On June 4, HHS announced new guidance that specifies what additional data laboratories must report to HHS along with COVID-19 test results. The Guidance standardizes reporting to ensure that public health officials have access to comprehensive and nearly real-time data to inform decision making in their response to COVID-19.
- On June 4, the FDA issued a new video resource explaining the different categories of tests in the fight against COVID-19: diagnostic tests and antibody tests.
- 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 4, FEMA, HHS, and the private sector combined have coordinated the delivery of, or are currently shipping: 93.0 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 19.8 million swabs and 10.6 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 4, CDC, state, and local public health labs and other laboratories have tested more than 19.3 million samples.
- As of June 4, the FDA has issued 120 individual emergency use authorizations (EAU) for test kit manufacturers and laboratories, including 15 antibody tests and one antigen test.
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