FEMA ADVISORY – June 8, 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 June 7, FEMA and HHS combined with the private sector have coordinated the delivery of, or are currently shipping: 94.7 million N95 respirators, 149.2 million surgical masks, 13.9 million face shields, 38.6 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 15 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 6, CDC, state, and local public health labs and other laboratories have tested more than 20.3 million samples.
- As of June 5, the FDA has issued 124 individual emergency use authorizations (EAU) for test kit manufacturers and laboratories, including 15 antibody tests and one antigen test.
- On June 5, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The Act provides greater flexibility to restaurants, hotels, and other small businesses to use Federal Government loans under the Paycheck Protection Program to pay for payroll, employee benefits and other expenses while weathering the coronavirus outbreak.
- As of June 5, FEMA has made 12,469 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 nearly 15,000 Medicaid and Medicare-certified nursing homes. The shipments are meant to supplement existing efforts to provide equipment to nursing homes.
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