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States Respond to COVID-19: Supporting the Health Care Workforce

The COVID-19 public health emergency has significantly burdened the health care workforce. Several states are taking actions to support health care staff:

Military Support for Hospitals

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requested three, 20-person teams to support civilian health care workers treating COVID-19 patients in local hospitals in Alabama, Arkansas, and Idaho. These three teams join other teams in Mississippi and Louisiana, where COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing.

Visit the America’s Essential Hospitals coronavirus resource page for more information about the pandemic.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Abigail Painchaud is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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