FEMA and HHS Civil Rights Stakeholder Teleconference About COVID-19

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April 13, 2020

FEMA’s Office of Equal Rights will be hosting regular teleconferences concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, to share information and to hear civil rights-related concerns. OER will be joined by FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) who will provide updates on their regional coordination activities, as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Both FEMA and HHS will share information, as well as address questions – and hopefully dispel rumors and any misinformation being shared – that are on the minds of our stakeholders.

FEMA Participants

  • Jo Linda Johnson, Director, FEMA OER, and other OER staff
  • FEMA programmatic staff, as needed
  •  Linda Mastandrea, Director, FEMA ODIC

HHS Participants

  • Roger Severino, Director, HHS Office for Civil Rights, and OCR staff
  • Other HHS staff, as needed based on questions


The first call will be held on THURSDAY APRIL 16, 2020, 3:00PM-4:00PM (EASTERN). The frequency of additional calls will be discussed with stakeholders, to gather input. Scheduling information will be shared via FEMA and HHS listservs.


Teleconference information: 1-888-270-9936 Access Code: 2977830 There will be 500 lines available.
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