Coronavirus Pandemic – Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Re-Opening Efforts
US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports 5.26.2020.
Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives of approximately 50 States, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss best practices and continue the dialogue on the important Federal-State partnership on COVID-19 response, recovery, and re-opening efforts.
Vice President Pence led a discussion of best practices from our Nation’s governors on re-open strategies, expanding testing capacity, and supply chain management. In addition to the Vice President, governors heard from White House Coronavirus Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on maximizing testing and outbreak modeling, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma on States protecting nursing home residents and workers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Pete Gaynor on efforts to plan for hurricanes and severe weather while mitigating COVID-19 risks, and Rear Admiral John Polowczyk provided an update on supply chain efforts.
Since January 2020, the Trump Administration has led over 270 briefings – including 20 governors’ briefings – with over 115,000 State, local, and Tribal participants.