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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 eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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

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