Now Reading
34 people connected to White House, more than previously known, infected by coronavirus: Internal FEMA memo | ABC News

34 people connected to White House, more than previously known, infected by coronavirus: Internal FEMA memo | ABC News

Trump, Donald Trump, Hoax, COVID Denier, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Education, Teachers with COVID-19, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINRD'D, Willoughby Avenue, Wriit,

The administration has sought to downplay the spread.

Josh Margolin & Lucien Bruggeman, ABC News

The coronavirus outbreak has infected “34 White House staffers and other contacts” in recent days, according to an internal government memo, an indication that the disease has spread among more people than previously known in the seat of American government.

Dated Wednesday and obtained by ABC News, the memo was distributed among senior leadership at FEMA, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security and the agency responsible for managing the continuing national response to the public health disaster.

 

—  Credits


Featured Image, ABC News
Full article @ ABC News

 

See Also
Imani Ellis, Creative Collective, Willoughby Avenue, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Writt,

—  Related

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created under President Jimmy Carter by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979. The agency’s primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. The governor of the state in which the disaster occurs must declare a state of emergency and formally request from the President that FEMA and the federal government respond to the disaster. The only exception to the state’s gubernatorial declaration requirement occurs when an emergency or disaster takes place on federal property or to a federal asset—for example, the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, or the Space Shuttle Columbia in the 2003 return-flight disaster.

While on-the-ground support of disaster recovery efforts is a major part of FEMA’s charter, the agency provides state and local governments with experts in specialized fields and funding for rebuilding efforts and relief funds for infrastructure by directing individuals to access low-interest loans, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration. In addition to this, FEMA provides funds for training of response personnel throughout the United States and its territories as part of the agency’s preparedness effort.

Source – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (Updated: 24 September 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Emergency_Management_Agency, (Accessed: 08 October 2020)

Scroll To Top