An update provided by the White House.
President Trump, Vice President Pence, and members of the Coronavirus Task Force held a virtual townhall from the White House on March 24th. In just the past few days, he and his Administration have:
- Signed an order to prevent hoarding and price-gouging of crucial supplies
- Approved multiple major disaster declarations for impacted areas
- Partnered with America’s top tech companies to unleash supercomputing resources to fight the virus
- Paved the way for low-interest disaster loans to help small businesses
- Moved Tax Day for all Americans from April 15 to July 15
All of these actions are aimed squarely at responding to this global pandemic and protecting American families. President Trump is taking this crisis seriously—both the public health threat and the economic pressure facing middle-class Americans.
The Trump Administration is completely mobilized to protect the American people from the spread of the coronavirus and treat those who are afflicted. Here are just some of the actions being taken by federal agencies:
HHS Awards $100 Million to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response
- HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, awarded $100 million to 1,381 health centers across the country with funding provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.
CMS Approves Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers for 11 Additional States in Response to COVID-19
- The waivers were approved within days of states’ submitting them and offer states new flexibilities to focus their resources on combatting the outbreak and providing the best possible care to Medicaid beneficiaries in their states. These waivers support President Trump’s commitment to operating a COVID-19 response that is locally executed, state managed and federally supported.
FDA Takes Action to Increase U.S. Supplies Through Instructions for Personal Protective Equipment and Device Manufacturers
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action to increase U.S. supplies to support the U.S. response to COVID-19 by providing instructions to manufacturers importing personal protective equipment and other devices.