State and Local Government Associations Urge ‘Robust, Flexible’ Federal Relief During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2020
From CSG fellow Big 7 member, National Governors Association:

WASHINGTON – The seven leading organizations representing state and local governments at the federal level called on Congress to “immediately provide robust, flexible relief” to state, territorial and local governments as part an interim relief package for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CALIFORNIA SHARES LIFESAVING VENTILATORS WITH HARD HIT STATES THROUGH EMAC

The following is a news release from CSG Affiliate The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)

Press Release
April 9, 2020

Lexington, KY – The state of California is sharing lifesaving ventilators this week with at least 6 other states to support patients being treated for COVID-19, including New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, Nevada, as well as the District of Columbia. These ventilators are owned by California and loaned through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) – a nationally adopted mutual aid agreement.  Two additional states have shared Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a public health incident management team.

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FEMA Releases Information Regarding National Guard Title 32 Status

The following is a news release from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Release date: 
March 29, 2020

Release Number: 
HQ-20-042

WASHINGTON — The response to COVID-19 is a highly coordinated effort between States, Territories, and the Federal government. As States and Territories scale their response to meet the threat, the Federal government will scale its support of these efforts by increasing the level of shared resources. To effectively contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 it is imperative that real-time information and data, including demand on hospital beds and supply chain issues, be collected and shared.  With this rapidly evolving situation, the Federal government will continue closely monitoring needs and re-evaluating Federal support. 

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