Photos of the Whole-of-America COVID-19 Response Volume 11

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April 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — The whole-of-America response to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic continues, with two  FEMA air bridge flights carrying medical supplies arriving in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday and today.

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. In addition to the nationwide emergency declaration, President Trump has granted 50 major disaster declarations to states, territories and the District of Columbia.

FEMA has obligated $3.9 billion in support of COVID-19 efforts, with major obligations continuing April 4, including:

  • $71.8 million to Ohio for Department of Defense personnel and equipment to assist in executing emergency protective measures.
  • $44.3 million to Iowa to reimburse expenses.
  • $27.5 million in surge, to activate Department of Defense Joint Headquarters for command, control and sustainment of assets engaged in COVID-19 response for Washington, D.C.

FEMA has also provided COVID-19 support to these hardest hit areas:

  • $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


FEMA Air Bridge Delivers Supplies for Nationwide Distribution

The body of the plane leads the eye to cargo being unloaded.
A plane sits on the tarmac as supplies are unloaded.
Airport staff load vehicles with cargo.
Airport employees position a pallet of medical supplies to transport.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 5, 2020) — An international cargo plane arrives at Rickenbacker International Airport with 2.85 million surgical masks, 18,650 gowns, 170,000 N-95 respirators and 11.8 million gloves for distribution nationwide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The delivery is part of a FEMA air bridge bringing supplies to battle COVID-19. FEMA continues scheduling flights, bringing supplies to the hardest hit areas.

Photos by Leo Skinner/FEMA

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