This document examines the unique considerations when developing mass care and emergency assistance plans associated with a pandemic scenario. The processes discussed can be implemented by the jurisdiction without federal assistance or when federal assistance is requested and available. In this document, “jurisdiction” refers to local, state, tribe or territory, insular area and federal governments.
Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Pandemic Planning Considerations Guide
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.