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First PPE, and Now COVID-19 Testing in Florida

Emergency management thrown into the breach.

by Eric Holdeman / May 4, 2020

When the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) got tossed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from Health and Human Services (HHS) that meant that state and local emergency management also got sucked into the PPE battle. 

For a public health disaster it was appropriate for emergency management to help in any way possible in the response. But, the response isn't over. See this short story, Florida Department of Emergency Management receives 200,000 antibody tests.

Depending on how your state approaches COVID-19 testing and the allocation of tests, your state and local emergency management agencies may still be in the coronavirus logistics game for months to come. It is one way for your agency to show value in a time of crisis.

More on this topic in a future blog post. 

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