FEMA: Hurricane Seasonal Preparedness

In preparation for the 2020 hurricane season, FEMA has updated tools so that preparedness plans include measures to protect against the spread of coronavirus should people need to evacuate. To learn more on how to prepare before, during, and after a hurricane, visit: Ready.gov/hurricanes.


With organizations across the nation determining when and how to resume operations while protecting the well-being of their employees and communities, FEMA has released: Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This new resource builds upon the White House guidelines for Opening Up America Again by providing further reconstitution planning recommendations for state, local, tribal, territorial and private sector stakeholders.


FEMA created a 36-minute video tutorial to help FEMA grant recipients and subrecipients understand how to properly contract during emergency or exigent circumstances. The guidance is outlined on the FEMA COVID-19 Fact Sheets & Guidance webpage and the COVID-19 guidance: Procurements Under Grants During Periods of Exigent or Emergency Circumstances. Additional resources are available on the FEMA website.

COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season

FEMA has released the COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season to help emergency managers and public health officials better prepare for all-hazards disasters, while continuing to respond to and recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Private sector and non-governmental organizations can use this guidance to gain understanding of the federal government’s posture, as well as associated planning and readiness efforts.


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