WASHINGTON — As of May 26, FEMA, HHS and the private sector combined have coordinated the delivery of or are shipping: 92.7 million N-95 respirators, 144.3 million surgical masks, 15 million face shields, 32.4 million surgical gowns and more than 1 billion gloves.
On Tuesday, FEMA announced that the federal government will distribute non-contact infrared thermometers to support phased reopening of the nation’s workplaces and restarting of the American economy. FEMA will coordinate initial distribution and delivery of more than 438,000 thermometers to state, territorial and tribal locations in late May.
Two non-airbridge flights of FEMA-procured gowns from Hanes landed Tuesday, one in Miami and one in New York City. Two flights are scheduled to land today, in New York City and in Newark N.J. Since May 20, nine non-Airbridge flights carrying more than 400,000 gowns have landed in the U.S.
Two more non-Airbridge flights carrying FEMA-procured 3M masks are scheduled to land in Columbus, Ohio, today. Since April 12, 45 non-Airbridge flights carrying nearly 49 million FEMA-procured masks and respirators from 3M have landed in the U.S.
FEMA has procured and delivered 9.9 million swabs and 4.9 million units of media so far this month in support of the White House Task Force’s testing initiative. To date, more than 14.1 million samples have been tested.
As of May 26, FEMA has made 977 deliveries of medical supplies to nursing homes in all 53 states and territories. FEMA is coordinating two shipments totaling a 14-day supply of personal protective equipment to all 15,400 Medicaid and Medicare-certified nursing homes. The shipments are meant to supplement existing efforts to provide equipment to nursing homes.
Project Airbridge has completed 173 flights with an additional 53 scheduled or in transit. Through Project Airbridge, nearly 1.4 million N-95 respirators, 937 million gloves, 107.8 million surgical masks, 25.7 million gowns, 2.4 million thermometers, 2 million face shields, 654,000 coveralls, 109,000 stethoscopes, 370,000 oxygen masks and 160,000 cannulas have been delivered.
FEMA has obligated more than $6.2 billion in COVID-19 response efforts. In the last 48 hours that amount includes $5.5 million for Ohio and $6 million for North Carolina.
FEMA Leaders Visit VA Mobile ICU Unit in Illinois
HINES, Ill. (May 26, 2020) — FEMA Region V Regional Administrator James K. Joseph (3rd from right) and Deputy Regional Administrator Kevin Sligh (2nd from right) visit the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital in Hines for a walk thru of the mobile ICU units that have been set up in response to COVID-19.
FEMA photo by Dominick Del Vecchio
Military Medical Teams Depart Javits Center in New York
NEW YORK (May 25, 2020) — Airmen from the 64th Air Expeditionary Group and Sailors assigned to the Navy Medical Support Team stand in formation during an awards ceremony before departing the Javits Center in New York City. Military medical providers collaborated at the hospital to relieve the city’s medical system.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kleynia R. McKnight
44th Medical Brigade Holds Award Ceremony at the Javits Center in New York
NEW YORK (May 25, 2020) — Army Col. Kimberlee Aiello (right), 44th Medical Brigade commander, gives elbow bumps after members of the 44th Medical Brigade receive their award at the Javits Center in New York City. As the requirements for COVID-19 pandemic lifesaving and life sustaining response decreases in New York, the Department of Defense will transition its tasks of life saving and sustaining, and the reduction of immediate threats to public health, to FEMA and other federal, state, and local agencies.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro
Minnesota National Guard Provides COVID-19 Testing to the Public
MINNEAPOLIS (May 23, 2020) — Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard conduct COVID-19 testing at six National Guard armories across the state. The testing was conducted in coordination with the Minnesota Department of Health and provided at no cost to any Minnesotan who wanted or needed a test.
Minnesota National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Linsey Williams