WASHINGTON — The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues, as additional shipments from FEMA’s air bridge arrive in the Pacific, National Guard soldiers prepare for COVID-19 response taskings and food and medical supply delivery continues throughout the United States.
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. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, five territories, and 18 tribes are working directly with FEMA under the nationwide emergency declaration for COVID-19.
FEMA is expediting the movement of critical supplies from the global market to various locations across the country, with each flight containing critical personal protective equipment. Over the next several days, additional flights of medical supplies from Asia are scheduled to arrive, supplementing critical resources as Americans continue to stay at home to help avoid further spread of the virus.
To learn more about the federal government COVID-19 response, visit https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus.
Arizona Army National Guard provides community support
KAYENTA, Ariz. (April 1, 2020) — Sgt. Jonathan Atcitty, Arizona Army National Guard crew chief, and Kayenta Hospital personnel, load medical personal protection equipment before transporting to a local hospital, as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response.
U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin
South Carolina National Guard medical teams provide screening
LAURENS, S.C. (April 1, 2020) — U.S. Army Spc. Caleb McClellan, 132nd Military Police Company health care specialist, gives a shot to a U.S. Army National Guard soldier being mobilized as part of Joint Task Force 59, South Carolina National Guard, for state active duty during a medical pre-screening.in support of the state's COVID-19 response efforts. The medical pre-screening is part of measures put in place to limit the exposure of COVID-19 for the service members and protect the health of the force.
U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brad Mincey, South Carolina National Guard
Personal Protective Equipment Arrives for Hawaii, CNMI, Guam and American Samoa
HILO, Hawaii (March 31, 2020) — A shipment of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) is received from the Strategic National Stockpile for distribution throughout Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. FEMA works with the state of Hawaii, CNMI, Guam and American Samoa to distribute the equipment to medical personnel caring for coronavirus patients.
Photo taken by Veronica Verde/FEMA