Attached is FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor’s April 15, 2020 letter to the Nation’s Emergency Managers, which outlines lessons learned from the first 30 days of FEMA leading the “Whole-of-America” response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In this letter, Administrator Gaynor addresses preservation and prioritization of scarce resources; use of data-driven decision making; utilization of key federal medical staff, Federal Medical Stations (FMS) and Large-Format Alternative Care Sites (ACS); Mitigation efforts to flatten the curve; strengthening the supply chain; as well as importance of busting myths.
Administrator Gaynor’s guidance is a follow-on to his first letter to emergency managers, dated March 27, 2020, which requested key actions and outlined critical steps for the initial COVID-19 response.
The letter is available on the FEMA website, as well
If you have any questions, please contact FEMA Office of External Affairs, Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs Division:
- Congressional Affairs at (202) 646-4500 or at [email protected]
- Intergovernmental Affairs at (202) 646-3444 or at [email protected]
- Tribal Affairs at (202) 646-3444 or at [email protected]
- Private Sector Engagement at (202) 646-3444 or at [email protected].
Also, follow Administrator Pete Gaynor on Twitter @FEMA_Pete.
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