ABSTRACT

COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season (May 2020)   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Executive Summary: "On March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to be of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a nationwide emergency declaration for all states, tribes, territories, and the District of Columbia pursuant to Section 501(b) of the Stafford Act. In response to COVID-19, the entire Nation, including every level of government--federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local--has been engaged in efforts to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19 through a multitude of initiatives including stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions, use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nation is facing unprecedented challenges as we respond to additional disasters, anticipate emergent incidents, and prepare for the 2020 hurricane season. Although the operating environment has changed, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) mission of 'helping people before, during, and after disasters' remains the same. Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) officials, along with the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGO), must partner together to fulfill their respective missions and help disaster survivors."

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2020-05
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Public Domain
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Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/
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