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COVID-19 News Releases

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Below is a list of national news releases related to the COVID-19 response.

View a list of regional news releases.

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Lost Wages News Releases

View a list of states approved for lost wages assistance.

Press Releases

WASHINGTON – FEMA has provided nearly $364 million to 54,000 people for COVID-19 related funeral costs.
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After administering more than 10,000 vaccinations across 12 communities in Maine since its launch on April 12, the Maine Mobile Vaccination Unit (MVU) will end its mission Friday, June 18, 2021, in Old Orchard Beach.
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WASHINGTON -- FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell delivered a speech on hurricane and disaster preparedness at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans.
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The second Connecticut Mobile Vaccination Unit, which went into service on May 7, has ended operations today, June 16. The unit concluded its eleven-city tour at the Bridgeport Department of Health, 752 East Main Street in Bridgeport today.
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REGION 1 – FEMA and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency recently announced two federal grants for feeding Bostonians who experienced food insecurity caused by the COVID-1

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FEMA is offering help through the establishment of the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program. This new program allows eligible funeral expenses to be reimbursed directly to the loved ones who incurred those expenses. Individuals who apply may receive up to $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 for multiple funerals that occurred within the same state or territory. The sooner people with eligible expenses begin their application, the sooner they can receive their reimbursement.
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FEMA has provided more than $278 million to over 41,000 people for COVID-19-related funeral costs reimbursements.
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In the short time since FEMA began accepting COVID-19 funeral assistance applications, the agency is quickly approaching a milestone of $200 million in awards. Nearly $190 million has been approved for almost 28,000 eligible applicants.
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FEMA Corps team Gulf 4 launched their first service mission in Philadelphia on April 24, 2021 in support of the City’s Vaccination Mission.
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REGION 1 – Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) received $15,582,953 in federal funds for COVID-19 emergency protective efforts conducted for the public and its hospital workers.

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News Desk

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Members of the media can contact the FEMA News Desk at:
FEMA-News-Desk@fema.dhs.gov

(202) 646-3272

Last updated October 14, 2020