Trump Administration providing critical support to state, local and tribal leaders


Special to the
Opelika Observer

President Donald J. Trump and his administration have remained in constant contact with leaders at the State and local level amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
-The White House and federal agencies have briefed more than 65,000 state, local and tribal leaders in every state and territory in the nation.
-Since the beginning of the outbreak, the White House and federal agencies have held more than 140 briefings with state and local leaders.
-President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have personally led many of these briefings with our nation’s governors. Additionally, the President and Vice President have conducted numerous one-on-one calls with governors.
-President Trump and his administration are working closely with state and local leaders on an aggressive coronavirus response effort
-President Trump has approved disaster declarations in all 50 states, four territories and the District of Columbia, opening up federal resources to aid state and local leaders.
-FEMA is delivering critical supplies and helping build emergency medical sites in hard hit states across the country.
-Thanks to the President’s quick action, some states like California and Washington had even more supplies than needed and ventilators were redeployed to New York.
-CDC has released coronavirus mitigation strategies which have helped inform state and local efforts.
-The administration is covering costs for states deploying National Guard units to assist with response efforts, while ensuring governors remain in command.


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