• coronavirus Jun 12

    Federal Government Gave Nursing Homes ‘Useless and Expired Supplies,' Groups Say

    Advocates for nursing homes are calling on the federal government to investigate its own program to distribute critically needed personal protective equipment to facilities across the country. They say shipments have fallen short of what was promised during a White House press briefing at the end of April. Some local nursing homes got shipments of supplies from the federal government…

  • nursing homes May 13

    Colorado Nursing Home Says FEMA ‘Reallocated' Their PPE With No Explanation

    Administrators at a Colorado nursing home hard hit by COVID-19 say shipments of personal protective equipment needed to protect their staff were seized and redirected by the federal government. They are still waiting for an explanation.

  • FEMA Apr 15

    25 FEMA Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

    More than two dozen Federal Emergency Management Agency employees, including at least one who worked in the agency’s main response center, have tested positive for the coronavirus, sources told NBC News on Tuesday. People are “dropping like flies” — in terms of being temporarily sidelined by COVI-19, the disease associated with the coronavirus — said a person familiar with the response...

  • ventilators Apr 3

    Projected Ventilator Demand ‘Outstrips the Capacity' of National Stockpile, FEMA Tells Congress

    Federal Emergency Management Agency officials told members of Congress earlier this week that the projected demand for ventilators required for coronavirus-stricken patients “outstrips the capacity” of the Strategic National Stockpile, the House Oversight Committee said Thursday.

  • Apple Mar 27

    Apple Partners With CDC and White House for Coronavirus Website, App

    Apple has developed a new website and app that will provide a screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms as well as up-to-date information from trusted sources about the coronavirus outbreak. The software announced Friday was developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control, the White House-led coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The COVID-19 app is available on Apple’s App Store. There’s also...

  • FEMA Jan 6

    Trump's Former Pick to Lead FEMA Resigns From Agency

    A top official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced his resignation Monday, four months after a background investigation derailed his nomination to lead the agency. In a resignation letter obtained by NBC News, the official, Jeffrey Byard, said that he “had the privilege of leading the finest workforce during the most impactful natural disaster period in our nation’s...

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