US FEMA announces ‘Operational Guidance for Disaster Response and Recovery in Pandemic Environment’
In May 2021, the US Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) released the ‘COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance: All-Hazards Incident Response and Recovery,’ a document aimed at helping emergency managers plan for disaster response and recovery, while adhering to public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For more than a year, the emergency management community has been operating in a pandemic environment and FEMA has emphasised the importance of all state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments applying lessons learned from 2020, as they prepare for operations in 2021. To aid in that effort, this document serves as a tool for governments, outlining not only guidance based on lessons learned and best practices but also guidance related to new priorities that have arisen in recent months. This document builds upon the guidance released last year and:
Download the 85-page ‘COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance: All-Hazards Incident Response and Recovery’ here.
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