WASHINGTON – The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues, with FEMA logistics experts moving supplies to hard-hit areas, such as Bellevue Hospital in New York, and the agency’s air bridge delivering supplies in Columbus, Ohio, for distribution to the hardest hit areas around the nation. Meanwhile, National Guardsmen continue helping deliver canned goods and medical supplies where needed.
Under the White House Coronavirus Task Force's direction, FEMA, HHS and our federal partners are working with state, local, tribal and territorial governments to execute a whole-of-America response to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the public. FEMA has obligated more than $3.3 billion in support of these efforts, as federal agencies continue working to meet demands for personal protective equipment.
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, five territories, and 21 tribes are working directly with FEMA under the nationwide emergency declaration for COVID-19.
To learn more about the federal government COVID-19 response, or how to help, visit https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus
Needed Respirators Arrive at Bellevue Hospital
NEW YORK (April 3, 2020) -- Critical N-95 respirators arrive at Bellevue Hospital where FEMA logistics and hospital personnel help unload the delivery.
Photo by K.C. Wilsey/FEMA
FEMA Air Bridge Delivers Supplies for Nationwide Distribution
COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 2, 2020) -- An international cargo plane arrives at the Rickenbacker International Airport with supplies for nationwide distribution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The delivery is part of a FEMA air bridge to bring supplies, such as N-95 respirators, surgical masks, gloves and gowns to battle COVID-19. FEMA continues scheduling flights to bring supplies to the hardest hit areas.
Photo by Sarah McQuaide/Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Washington National Guard Members Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (April 3, 2020) – Army Natl. Guard Spc. Robert Levy, an automated logistical specialist assigned to Alpha Company, 181st Brigade Support Battalion grabs cans of food for packaging at the Nourish Food Bank in Lakewood, Washington. Members of the Washington Air and Army National Guard are supporting food banks around the state during the COVID-19 pandemic response.
U.S. National Guard photo by Joseph Siemandel