President Trump declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to Sec. 501 (b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the “Stafford Act). This increases federal support to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in its role as the lead federal agency for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response. As a result of the President’s action, FEMA has been directed to assist state and local governments and other eligible entities with the health and safety actions they take on behalf of the American public. Specific information concerning this declaration can be found here: National Emergency Declaration
• Governor Declaration and Executive Orders
Executive Orders 103 to latest
FEMA Public Assistance
Under the Federal declaration, FEMA reimbursement will be provided at a 75 percent Federal cost share, whereby eligible Applicants can be reimbursed 75% of their eligible costs. This emergency declaration (EM) is similar to the major disaster declarations (DR) that many of you may be familiar with. However, under this EM declaration, only Category B - Emergency Protective Measures are eligible for reimbursement at this time.
The NJOEM Recovery Bureau will post all pertinent guidance documentation / information here - https://njemgrants.org/site/COVID-19%20PA%20Info.cfm, to include a list of eligible emergency protective measures related the COVID-19 emergency, fact sheets about the FEMA Public Assistance grant program, to include the DR-4488 Applicant Briefing slide presentation providing an overview of the grant program for this event.
Please direct all questions to Ryan Bryski LPPPAU@gw.njsp.org.
FEMA has approved the reimbursement qualification for the purchase of the UV light device under Category B; Emergency Protective Measures. They cost $2500 for the small unit and $10k for the larger unit.
Donning and Doffing PPE
LSU NCBRT/ACE created a 6-minute video, “CDC Sequence for Donning and Doffing PPE,” that walks viewers step-by-step through the guidelines prescribed by the CDC for donning and doffing a gown, mask/respirator, face shield, and gloves. Viewers may watch the video directly on YouTube or complete the Request Form below to receive a downloadable copy of the video to share in your organization.