Global Health Council has compiled detailed information about what the US government, other governments, and WHO are doing to address the spread of COVID-19.
This post was last updated on June 19, 2020.

U.S. Response

The Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force is meeting daily and communicating regularly. Ambassador Debbi Birx is coordinating the day-to-day efforts.

President Trump declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020.

FEMA will soon publish a Temporary Final Rule restricting the export from the U.S. of five types of medical products:

  1. N95 respirators;
  2. Other filtering respirators, including single-use, disposable respiratory devices;
  3. Elastomeric respirators;
  4. Surgical masks; and
  5. PPE gloves or surgical gloves.

The Federal Reserve will invest up to $2.3 trillion in loans to aid small and mid-sized businesses and state and local governments.


H.R. 6201: Families First Coronavirus Act was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020.

  • A section-by-section summary can be found here.

H.R. 6074: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act was signed into law by President Trump on March 6, 2020.

  • A full summary can be found here.
  • A summary of oversight provisions can be found here.

H.R. 748, The CARES Act, was signed into law on March 27, 2020. A summary can be found here.

H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, passed both chambers and President Trump signed the bill into law on April 24, 2020.

H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act passed the House on May 15, 2020. The bill passed 208-199.

 Other U.S. Government Information/Action:

Global Response

International Funding Commitments:

*not an exhaustive list

World Health Organization:


**Beware of criminals pretending to be WHO, or US Government officials. If you are contacted by anyone, be sure to verify their authenticity before responding or sharing any personal information. You can verify if communication is legitimate by contacting the government agency or multilateral organization directly.


This post was written by Rebecca Daedalus, Advocacy & Community Partnerships Coordinator, and Kiki Kalkstein, Director of Advocacy and Engagement.

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