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COVID-19 Fact Sheets & Guidance

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View the most recent fact sheets and guidance documents related to the COVID-19 response.

Fact Sheets

State, Tribal and Territorial (STT) governments across the Nation are still fighting the battle against rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, resulting in strains on medical personnel availab

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This page contains a list FEMA grant approvals under the Lost Wages Assistance program for COVID-19. Visit the

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Due to the added complexities of conducting evacuations and sheltering during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in limited circumstances grant assistance for evacuation and sheltering may be aut

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Because COVID-19 has presented a direct threat to the national defense and its preparedness programs, FEMA has established under the Defense Production Act (DPA) a voluntary agreement for enhanced coordination and cooperation with private sector manufacturers, distributors and industry representatives to provide critical healthcare resources to respond to a pandemic.
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To ease the economic burden for those struggling with lost wages due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, President Donald J. Trump authorized FEMA to expend up to $44 billion from the Disaster Relief Fund for lost wage payments.
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FEMA published a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) in the Federal Register on Aug.

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FEMA’s Temporary Final Rule (TFR) allocating certain medical and health resources for domestic use was established

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Due to the COVID-19 nationwide emergency declared by President Trump and the need to protect the safety and health of all Americans; FEMA will conduct remote home inspections for disaster survivors

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FEMA National Continuity Programs (NCP) sponsored regional webinars to share information about best practices for the reconstitution of operations, based on the Fact Sheet “

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Guidance

  • Medical Staffing Requests (English) | Updated on November 23, 2020
  • COVID-19’s Impact on the Human & Social Services Sector | October 23, 2020 (English)
  • Interim Policy: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Work Eligible for Public Assistance (FEMA Policy - FP 104-009-19) (English) | September 1, 2020
  • Waiver of Private Nonprofit Primary Use and Primary Ownership Facility Policies Under the (COVID-19) Pandemic Declarations (English)
  • Administrator Gaynor's Letter to State Directors and Agencies (English) | July 20, 2020
  • Extension of Administrative Relief and Other Flexibilities for Recipients and Subrecipients of FEMA Financial Assistance for Response to or Direct Impacts from Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) per OMB Memorandum M-20-26 (English) | July 15, 2020
  • Equal Rights Civil Rights Stakeholders Call Transcript May 6, 2020 (English) | (Spanish) | July 14, 2020
  • FEMA and HHS Civil Rights Stakeholder Call Transcript April 17, 2020 (English) | July 14, 2020
  • Important Information Regarding FEMA Temporary Final Rule on Prioritization and Allocation of Certain Scarce or Threatened Health and Medical Resources for Domestic Consumption (English) | July 6,2020
  • FEMA Emergency Non-Congregate Sheltering during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Interim) Policy (English) | June 17,2020 (Updated on September 9, 2020)
  • Clarification of Applicability of OMB Memorandum M-20-20 to FEMA's Non-disaster Grants (English) | June 11, 2020
  • FEMA Releases Guidance for Providing Mass Care During a Pandemic (English) | June 10, 2020
  • Civil Rights COVID-19 Stakeholder Call Transcript - Meeting #2 (English) | (Spanish) | June 10, 2020
  • FEMA Administrator June 1, 2020, Letter to the Nation's Emergency Managers (English) | June 1, 2020
  • COVID-19 Policy: Medical Care Costs Eligible for Public Assistance (English) | May 9, 2020
  • Grant Programs Directorate Procurement  (Video) | May 1, 2020
  • DHS and HHS Civil Rights Stakeholder Teleconference About COVID-19 (English) | April 30, 2020
  • Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic (English) | April 30, 2020
  • Short Term Administrative Relief for Recipients and Subrecipients of FEMA Financial Assistance With Awards Specifically Supporting the Response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) per OMB Memorandum M-20-11 (English) | April 20, 2020
  • FEMA Administrator April 15, 2020, letter to Emergency Managers (English) (Spanish) | April 15, 2020
  • Ensuring Civil Rights During the COVID-19 Response (English) (Spanish) | April 14, 2020
  • FEMA and HHS Civil Rights Stakeholder Teleconference About COVID-19 (English) | April 13, 2020
  • Purchase and Distribution of Food Eligible for Public Assistance (English) (Spanish)| April 12, 2020
  • HHS Letter to Hospital Administrators (English) (Spanish)| April 10, 2020
  • FEMA Letter to Distributors on Delivery of Medical Supplies (English) (Spanish)| April 8, 2020
  • COVID-19 Guidance: Short Term Administrative Relief for Recipients and Subrecipients of FEMA Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations (English) | April 1, 2020
  • COVID-19 Guidance: Procurements Under Grants During Periods of Exigent or Emergency Circumstances (English) | April 1, 2020
  • FEMA Administrator March 27, 2020, letter to Emergency Managers Requesting Action on Critical Steps (English) (Spanish) | March 27, 2020
Last updated November 23, 2020