COVID-19 Update from FEMA
An information update from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
A few tidbits on resources and decisions made on state and local reimbursement for coronavirus expenses.
- FEMA published a Community Vaccination Centers Playbook that establishes guidance for providing federal support to state, tribal and territorial Community Vaccination Centers. Information includes interagency coordination, resource support, facility setup and other requirements.
- On Feb. 2, President Biden directed FEMA to retroactively reimburse states for 100 percent of their costs for eligible emergency protective measures including masks, gloves, emergency feeding actions, sheltering at-risk populations and mobilization of the National Guard, if not funded by HHS/CDC or another federal agency.
- The president’s directive also directs FEMA to expand the activities eligible for reimbursement for work conducted after Jan. 21, 2021, and until Sept. 30, 2021. Reimbursement applies to eligible costs to support the safe opening and operation of eligible schools, child-care facilities, health-care facilities, non-congregate shelters, domestic violence shelters, transit systems and other eligible applicants incurred after Jan. 21.