Photos of the Whole-of-America Response to COVID-19 Volume 8

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April 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues, with National Guardsmen helping deliver medical supplies, medical professionals treating patients and ventilators being shipped throughout the country.

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 $3.2 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 18 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

Oregon National Guard prepares supplies for delivery

A forklift backs up from shelves with medical supplies as a standing solder conducts inventory.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (April 1, 2020) — Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers prepare items for shipment and delivery at the Oregon Department of Administrative Service in Wilsonville. The DAS facility is organizing supplies for delivery to counties across the state in response to the COVID-19 virus.

Oregon Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Holden, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs  

Medical Supplies Delivered to Oregon

Close-up of a mechanical ventilator contained in a yellow box

Wilsonville, Ore. (March 31, 2020) — Ventilators are inspected and prepared for immediate use in the COVID-19 response in Wilsonville. The ventilators were provided by Health and Human Services in partnership with FEMA, and received for distribution at an Oregon Dept. of Administrative Services warehouse by officers from the state’s Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training.

Photo by David Yost/FEMA  

USNS Mercy Sailors Treat Patient

Medical personnel in masks and gowns pass bloodwork and supplies to a third person.

LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2020) — U.S. Navy Sailors treat a patient in the medical ward aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy is deployed to support the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and is serving as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore-based hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases.  DoD is supporting FEMA, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan M. Breeden  

FEMA Air Bridge Delivers Supplies for Nationwide Distribution

Airplane has an open hatch which boxes are coming out of and loading on to a lift.

MIAMI (March 31, 2020) — An international cargo plane arrives in Miami with surgical gowns 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 the virus. FEMA continues to schedule flights to bring supplies to the hardest hit areas.

Photo Courtesy of UPS  


Last updated March 18, 2021