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

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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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