COVID-19: Background & Additional Information

 The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

 30 Days to Slow the Spread

President Trump announced updated guidelines to continue slowing the spread of Coronavirus in America. This 30-day window will be crucial: If every American does his or her part, the latest model suggests we could save 1 million or more U.S. lives. Please click here for more information: 30 Days to Slow the Spread (Español)

 How to Help – If you or your organization are interested in helping the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, FEMA has established a website ( with more information. Examples for the private sector include:

  • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote under the COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Request for Quotation. Full details can be found in the solicitation (Notice ID 70FA2020R00000011).
    • This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines.  Registration information can be found at  Registration must be “ACTIVE” at the time of award.
  • If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide us details on what you are offering.
  • If you are a hospital or healthcare provider in need of medical supplies, please contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency.
  • If you are interested in doing business with FEMA and supporting the response to COVID- 19 with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services, please submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at
  • For all other issues and concerns not related to offering products, services, or donations, please e-mail

For additional information please visit FEMA’s website:

If you are a healthcare worker and would like to volunteer to assist in New York City, please find more information here.

 Assistance for American Workers and Families

In the weeks immediately after the passage of the CARES Act, Americans will see fast and direct relief in the form of Economic Impact Payments. For more information, CLICK HERE.

The Department of Treasury recently released additional guidance regarding the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program:

Note: Lenders in the categories requiring the new form should submit by emailing Federally insured banks, credit unions, and farm credits should continue submitting new lender applications to

For more information and updates, visit and

Assistance for Small Businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

HHS Awards $1.3 Billion to Health Centers in Historic U.S. Response to COVID-19 (HERE)

  • Today, HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded more than $1.3 billion to 1,387 health centers as part of a historic U.S. response to the Coronavirus pandemic. HRSA-funded health centers may use the awards to help communities across the country detect coronavirus; prevent, diagnose, and treat COVID-19; and maintain or increase health capacity and staffing levels to address this public health emergency.

 HHS Statements on Authorizing Licensed Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Tests (HERE)

  • The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health issued new guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act authorizing licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized.

COVID-19 Maternal and Child Health Bureau FAQs (HERE)

  • HRSA is aware of the impacts the COVID-19 public health emergency has and will continue to have on families.

For background and the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE

 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

 What you should know:

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 Information for Healthcare Providers, First Responders, and Research Facilities:

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