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Coronavirus (COVID-19)(35)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts in preparedness and readiness have facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response in confronting COVID-19, keeping Americans safe, and helping detect and slow the spread of the virus.

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  • Acting Secretary Wolf Highlights Much of the Unseen Work CISA is doing to Protect our Critical Infrastructure Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    Do you know how much critical work the men and women of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are doing behind the scenes to keep America safe?  Acting Secretary Chad Wolf highlights the incredible efforts these DHS employees…
    May 05, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Acting Secretary Wolf Visits TSA Employees on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    In this video, Acting Secretary Chad Wolf visits frontline Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees, thanking them for risking their own health and safety to protect our airways throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
    May 05, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Thanks the CBP Workforce for Their Proactive Measures to Protect the Nation Throughout the COVID-19 Crisis

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    In this video message, DHS Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf thanks the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), who are battling the coronavirus pandemic on the front lines across the country, risking their own health and safety to…
    May 05, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • A Message from Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf on FEMA’s Efforts Throughout the COVID-19 Crisis

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf of Homeland Security thanks FEMA employees for leading the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the continued safety of the American people.
    May 05, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Thank a Truck Driver and a CBP Officer

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    Are your grocery store shelves full? Thank a truck driver and a CBP officer! In just a week of restrictions on nonessential travel, CBP reported a 13% increase in commercial traffic across our borders, while travel plummeted. DHS is keeping our…
    May 05, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Be Like Mike

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    If you've been to an area with current travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can still come home anytime. You'll just follow these guidelines.
    May 06, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Message from Acting Secretary Chad Wolf to the DHS Workforce on the Frontlines in the Fight Against Coronavirus

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    In this video, Acting Secretary Chad Wolf thanks you, the men and women of DHS, for your brave and tireless work to fight against the spread of coronavirus and to protect the homeland. The Acting Secretary discusses all the measures that the…
    May 06, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Working closely and collaboratively, the Department of Homeland Security is part of a…
    The White House, Washington, DC, US May 06, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Employee Message from Acting Secretary Chad Wolf on DHS's COVID-19 Efforts and Teleworking

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    ​In this brief video, Acting Secretary Chad Wolf addresses the Department’s workforce, outlining efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including a “broad-based telework strategy” that allows the men and women of DHS to continue to protect…
    May 06, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • DHS Responds: Ongoing Actions to Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    The men and women of DHS are on the front lines every day, fighting against the spread of coronavirus to protect the homeland. Here’s what we’re doing.
    May 08, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Acting Secretary Wolf Thanks ICE Employees for their Sacrifices from Memorial Hallway

    Video by DHS Office of Public Affairs
    Despite the few who wish to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement from fulfilling its mission, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf reminds the brave men and women of the workforce that they have the overwhelming support of the…
    May 08, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (11)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (6)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (10)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (2)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (5)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (8)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (3)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (9)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (1)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (4)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing at FEMA (7)

    Photo by Tara Molle
    Washington (Apr. 3, 2020) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf meets with Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, and several officials at FEMA’s…
    Washington, DC, US Apr 03, 2020 Department of Homeland Security
  • Bothell, Wash. April 8, 2020 - Production facility at Ventec Systems. Ventec Systems is partnering with General Motors to ramp up production at a GM plant in Kokomo Indiana in support of a Federal contract that will ultimately provide 30,000 ventilators to the national stockpile and healthcare providers around the country. Ventilators are a critical tool in helping to treat patients infected with COVID-19. - Jeff Markham / FEMA

    Ventec Systems partners with GM to ramp up production of ventilators

    Photo by Jeff Markham / FEMA
    Bothell, Wash. April 8, 2020 - Production facility at Ventec Systems. Ventec Systems is partnering with General Motors to ramp up production at a GM plant in Kokomo Indiana in support of a Federal contract that will ultimately provide 30,000…
    Feb 01, 2021 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • CUMBERLAND, Md. (May 5, 2020) U.S. Postal Service workers prepare and load boxes of respirators and masks for shipping across the country for U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement employees. The postal service provided a post office style operation at FEMA’s Cumberland Distribution Center to quickly process and load the PPE for shipment. FEMA Photo by Rudy Marshall

    USPS Supports DHS with Shipping Expertise

    Photo by Rudy Marshall
    CUMBERLAND, Md. (May 5, 2020) U.S. Postal Service workers prepare and load boxes of respirators and masks for shipping across the country for U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement employees. The postal service provided a post office style…
    May 05, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Columbus, Ohio (April 5, 2020) -- An international cargo plane arrived at the Rickenbacker International Airport with 2.85 million surgical masks, 18,650 gowns, 170,000 N-95 respirators and 11.8 million gloves to be distributed nationwide in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The delivery is part of a FEMA air bridge to bring supplies, such as N-95 respirators, surgical masks, gloves and gowns to battle COVID-19. FEMA continues to schedule flights to bring supplies to the hardest hit areas. Photo by Leo Ski

    FEMA Air Bridge Delivers supplies for Nationwide Distribution April 5

    Photo by Leo Skinner
    Columbus, Ohio (April 5, 2020) -- An international cargo plane arrived at the Rickenbacker International Airport with 2.85 million surgical masks, 18,650 gowns, 170,000 N-95 respirators and 11.8 million gloves to be distributed nationwide in…
    Columbus, OH, US Apr 04, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Holmdel, NJ, April 4, 2020-- New Jersey’s Community Based Testing Site (CBTS) is a drive-thru testing site for coronavirus (COVID-19). This federally supported, state managed and locally executed CBTS is opened at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Monmouth County. Starting today and every Saturday after, both drive-thru sites — at Bergen Community College in Paramus and PNC Bank Arts Center — will be dedicated only to testing symptomatic health-care workers and first responders with valid credentials. Photo by K.

    New Jersey’s Community Based Testing Site opens at the PNC Bank Arts Center

    Photo by K.C. Wilsey
    Holmdel, NJ, April 4, 2020-- New Jersey’s Community Based Testing Site (CBTS) is a drive-thru testing site for coronavirus (COVID-19). This federally supported, state managed and locally executed CBTS is opened at the PNC Bank Arts Center in…
    Apr 03, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • PPE DELIVERY TO NURSING HOME IN AUSTIN, QTY 1000, FRONTLINE WORKERS

    PPE DELIVERY TO NURSING HOME IN AUSTIN, QTY 1000, FRONTLINE WORKERS

    Photo by Julie Joseph
    AUSTIN, TX ( May 5, 2020) -- FEMA delivers 1000 units of PPE to a Nursing Home in Austin for frontline workers. FEMA Photo by Julie Joseph
    May 27, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Hilo, Hawaii, March 31, 2020 - A shipment of medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is received from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to be sorted and distributed throughout Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, and American Samoa. FEMA works with the state of Hawaii, CNMI, Guam, and American Samoa to distribute PPE to areas battling care for coronavirus patients. Veronica Verde/FEMA

    Personal Protective Equipment Arrives for Hawaii, CNMI, Guam, and American Samoa

    Photo by Grace Simoneau
    Hilo, Hawaii, March 31, 2020 - A shipment of medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is received from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to be sorted and distributed throughout Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI),…
    Hilo, HI, US Mar 30, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Louisville, Ky. (April 5, 2020) -- An international cargo plane arrived at the Louisville International Airport with 1.19 million surgical masks, 682,400 surgical gowns, and two million medical swabs to be distributed nationwide in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The delivery is part of a FEMA air bridge to bring supplies, such as N-95 respirators, surgical masks, gloves and gowns to battle COVID-19. FEMA continues to schedule flights to bring supplies to the hardest hit areas. Courtesy Photo/UPS

    Project Airbridge Delivers supplies for Nationwide Distribution April 5

    Photo by UPS
    Louisville, Ky. (April 5, 2020) -- An international cargo plane arrived at the Louisville International Airport with 1.19 million surgical masks, 682,400 surgical gowns, and two million medical swabs to be distributed nationwide in response to the…
    Louisville, KY, US Apr 04, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • 200413-N-LW757-1049LOS ANGELES (April 13, 2020) Sailors transfer a patient to an intensive care unit aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) April 13. Mercy deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense's missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporti

    Sailors transfer a patient to intensive care aboard USNS Mercy

    Photo by Seaman Luke Cunningham
    LOS ANGELES (April 13, 2020) Sailors transfer a patient to an intensive care unit aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) April 13. Mercy deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for…
    Los Angeles, CA, US Apr 12, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper is greeted my Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Pete T. Gaynor, during a visit to FEMA.  (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)

    Secretary of Defense visits FEMA for COVID-19 briefing

    Photo by Marv Lynchard
    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper is greeted my Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Pete T. Gaynor, during a visit to FEMA. (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)
    Apr 14, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • SEOUL, South Korea (April 14, 2020) South Korean manufactured test kits are loaded onto planes bound for the United States. FEMA has awarded a contract with a manufacturer in South Korea to provide approximately 7,500 COVID-19 test kits. Each kit has the ability to test 100 people. The test kits will be distributed to states that can process them and have a need to augment their existing testing capability. Urgent needs will be given priority based on medical hot spot analysis. (Courtesy photo)

    FEMA Awards Contract to South Korean Manufacturer for COVID-19 Test Kits

    Photo by Sharon Pieczenik
    SEOUL, South Korea (April 14, 2020) South Korean manufactured test kits are loaded onto planes bound for the United States. FEMA has awarded a contract with a manufacturer in South Korea to provide approximately 7,500 COVID-19 test kits. Each kit…
    Apr 13, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • 200430-N-OK547-1029 NEW YORK (April 30, 2020) New York Police Department Pipes and Drums band play for the crew of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) before they depart New York Harbor after treating patients in New York and New Jersey. The ship and its embarked medical task force remain prepared for future tasking. The Navy, along with other U.S. Northern Command dedicated forces, remains engaged throughout the nation in support of the broader COVID-19 response.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication

    USNS Comfort Departs New York

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Keia Randall
    200430-N-OK547-1029 NEW YORK (April 30, 2020) New York Police Department Pipes and Drums band play for the crew of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) before they depart New York Harbor after treating patients in New York and New Jersey. The…
    New York, NY, US Apr 29, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Commander. Youwei Lin, from Lexington, Massachussets, on the left and Lieutenant. Commander Trevares Baker, from Pensacola, Florida, on the right, monitor patient information during a surgery aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy. Both are wearing full personal protective equipement. They have hair nets, face shields, masks, gloves, and gowns.

    Patient Monitored During Surgery Aboard Hospital Ship USNS Mercy

    Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Bre
    200409-N-PH222-1106 LOS ANGELES (April 9, 2020) Cmdr. Youwei Lin, from Lexington, Mass. (left) and Lt. Cmdr. Trevares Baker, from Pensacola, Fla., monitor patient information during a surgery aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy…
    SAN DIEGO, CA, US Apr 08, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 369th Sustainment Brigade unpack and inventory ventilators flown to New York from California by Airmen from the 146th Airlift Wing of the California Air National Guard in Oxnard, CA,  to the  New York AirGuard's  105th Airlift wing on April 7, 2020, at Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, NY. The use of the C-130J Super Hercules, along with the NY Army National Guard, facilitated the shipment of medical equipment, which will support the ongoing COVID-19 m

    Ventilators shipped from California arrive at Stewart ANGB

    Photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Lane
    New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 369th Sustainment Brigade unpack and inventory ventilators flown to New York from California by Airmen from the 146th Airlift Wing of the California Air National Guard in Oxnard, CA, to the New York…
    Newburgh, NY, US Apr 07, 2020 Federal Emergency Management Agency