Medical sheltering

Medical sheltering (e.g. when existing facilities are reasonably forecasted to become overloaded in the near future and cannot accommodate needs)

o  All sheltering must be conducted in accordance with standards or guidance approved by    HHS/CDC and must be implemented in manner that incorporates social distancing measures.
o  Non‐congregate medical sheltering is subject to prior approval by FEMA and is limited to that  
o Household pet sheltering and containment actions related to household pets in accordance     with CDC guidelines.·      
o Purchase and distribution of food, water, ice,medicine, and other consumable supplies, to      include personal protective equipment and hazardous material suits.·        
o Movement of supplies and persons.·        
o Security and law enforcement.·        
o Communications of general health and safety information to the public.·      
o Search and rescue to locate and recover members of the population requiring assistance.·        
o Reimbursement for state, tribe, territory and/or local government force account overtime      costs.


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