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 April 3, 2020.
President Trump declared a national emergency.
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.
Other U.S. Government Information/Action:
- CDC business guidance
- CDC COVID-19 website
- OSHA guidance
- NIH COVID-19 website
- USAID COVID-19 assistance information
- Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency information
- State Department travel information
- Information about current travel restrictions
- USAID Partner Guidance
- Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- USAID Administrator Green statement on second funding tranche of $62 million
- Global Health Security Agenda
- FDA guidance allowing modifications to previously approved respiratory devices
- PEPFAR’s HIV Response in the context of COVID-19
International Funding Commitments:
*not an exhaustive list
- The UN released $15 million to help vulnerable countries battle the spread of the virus.
- World Bank Group announced up to $12 billion in immediate support for country response.
- IMF announced $50 billion program (mostly interest-free, and countries don’t have to have a pre-existing program with the IMF to participate.
- BMGF commits $100 million to improve detection, isolation, and treatment efforts; protect at-risk populations; and accelerate the development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics.
- Kaiser Family Foundation Donor Funding for the Global Novel Coronavirus Response
World Health Organization:
- Developed a Situation Dashboard
- Provides daily Situation Reports
- Provides a database of publications on COVID-19
- Provides Travel advice
- Shares Technical Guidance for country-level coordination; case management; risk communication; points of entry; surveillance; infection prevention; operational support; and more
- Teams are traveling to affected areas, such as China and Iran, to assist with state government responses.
- WHO action so far.
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This post was written by Rebecca Daedalus, Advocacy & Community Partnerships Coordinator, and Kiki Kalkstein, Director of Advocacy and Engagement.