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The COVID-19 incident period ended on May 11, 2023. FEMA will continue to provide funeral assistance until Sept. 30, 2025, to those who have lost loved ones due to this pandemic.

Natural Hazards Preparedness

This document describes recommendations and best practices for state, local, tribal, and territorial officials when managing the risks posed simultaneously by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and natural hazards.

Government Engagement with Citizens

This document discusses the methods through which jurisdictions have been assessing constituent needs to inform response efforts and identify relevant pieces of information to share with their communities

Emergency Services Operations

As emergency services, such as first responders and frontline medical workers, across the country continue to provide essential services, constrained resources due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic require them to implement creative solutions.

All-Hazards Incident Management Team Association Considerations

All-Hazards Incident Management Teams provide staffing and coordination roles that can augment jurisdictional operations.

9-1-1 Centers

As COVID-19 has led to increased 9-1-1 calls, jurisdictions may need to think through nontraditional means of supporting callers and addressing the additional requirements.

State, Local, Territory and Tribal Public Information

During COVID-19 operations, government communications to residents is important and it is necessary to consider a variety of accessible mediums.

Continuity of Operations

Continuity of Operations (COOP) is important to maintaining essential functions. It’s important to be flexible in your COOP procedures during COVID-19.

Use of the National Guard

The National Guard serves as an importance resource to states and local communities and has stepped into a variety of roles to help during COVID-19 operations.

Casualty Management in a Pandemic

Given pandemic-related social distancing and the effects to the population from COVID-19, casualty management planning is important for jurisdictions to consider as part of their operational response.

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