Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
"We are making strategic investments to fight COVID-19: supporting Operation Warp Speed; resupplying the Strategic National Stockpile; distributing masks; and taking actions to effectively manage multiple disasters."
In response to wildfires in Oregon, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Azar declared a public health emergency following a major disaster declaration by President Trump. HHS is coordinating with state and local officials and has deployed experts from the National Disaster Medical System.
As Hurrricane Laura approaches, Secretary Azar declared a public health emergency and HHS is pre-positioning medical responders, equipment and supplies. We are working with our state and local partners and stand ready to help save lives.
In response to the wildfires, HHS continues to coordinate closely with California health authorities, working around the clock to take actions that save lives. Secretary Azar declared a public health emergency to give healthcare providers more flexibility.
The Strategic National Stockpile is partnering with Defense Logistics Agency to provide 1.5 million N95 respirators to +3,300 nursing homes in the U.S. to safeguard our most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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