WASHINGTON — The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues, with FEMA’s air bridge receiving new medical shipments into Columbus, Ohio, and soldiers helping move medical supplies into areas like Arkansas and Pennsylvania.
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 $3.3 billion in support of these efforts including:
- $894.7 million to California
- $45.2 million to Louisiana
- $7.9 million to Maryland
- $229.5 million to New Jersey
- $1.24 billion to New York
- $222 million to Washington
- $237 million to Texas
To learn more about the federal government COVID-19 response, or how to help, visit https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus.
FEMA Air Bridge delivers supplies for nationwide distribution April 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 3, 2020) — An international cargo plane arrived at the Rickenbacker International Airport with supplies to be distributed nationwide 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 to schedule flights to bring supplies to the hardest hit areas.
Photo by Leo Skinner/FEMA
Task Force South delivers special needs cots to field hospital
PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (April 3, 2020) — Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard's 1/104th Cavalry and other partner agencies load special needs cots from the Norristown State Hospital facility. Members of 1/104th Cavalry -- part of Pennsylvania Task Force South -- delivered 125 special needs cots to the hospital located at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. The facility will be used as a potential surge hospital for patient care if city hospitals are overwhelmed treating patients amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Pennsylvania National Guard photo by Master Sgt. George Roach
Arkansas National Guard responds to COVID-19
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Soldiers from the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assisted with unloading and sorting personal protective equipment at the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management's federal surplus property warehouse. The equipment will be used to resupply hospitals, first responders and other organizations in response to COVID-19.
U.S. National Guard photo