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HIGHLIGHTS | President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force Extend Guidelines to Slow the Spread of the Coronavirus

Office of Public Liaison

March 31, 2020 – Amanda Robbins, Associate Director

White House COVID-19 Updates

How to Help

If you have or know of an organization that is interested in helping the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, FEMA has established a website ( with more information. Examples for the private sector include:

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  • For additional information please visit FEMA’s website:
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PRESIDENT TRUMP: “15 days ago, we published our nationwide guidelines to slow the spread of the virus. On Sunday, I announced that this campaign will be extended until April 30th.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Our strength will be tested and our endurance will be tried, but America will answer with love and courage and ironclad resolve. This is the time for all Americans to come together and do our part.”

NIAID DIRECTOR DR. FAUCI: “The mitigation is actually working and will work … So let’s all pull together and make sure as we look forward to the next 30 days, we do it with all the intensity and force that we can.”

DR. DEBORAH BIRX: There’s no magic bullet. There’s no magic vaccine or therapy. It’s just behaviors. Each of our behaviors translating into something that changes the course of this viral pandemic over the next 30 days.”


PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We sent a large number of ventilators to Michigan. We’re sending them to Louisiana. We sent additional ventilators to New York, additional ventilators to New Jersey.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “In New York, FEMA is supplying 250 ambulances and 500 EMT’s to help respond to the increasing caseload.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “In California, the Army Corps of Engineers is developing 8 facilities to expand hospital capacity up to 50,000 beds.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “FEMA is also provided 100 travel trailers to assist with housing needs and we are ordering hundreds more. In Michigan, FEMA will soon deliver, in addition to the ventilators, 250 bed field hospital and Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating locations to build alternate care facilities.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “In Louisiana, we are delivering two field hospitals to provide 500 new hospital beds.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “The Army Corps of Engineers has been really doing incredible work, establishing 3000 bed alternate care site at the New Orleans convention center, which will be operational, believe it or not, this week.”

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “The President has declared 29 major disaster declarations and authorized that 10 different states to use full federal funding – so called title 32 funding – to pay for their National Guard. And as of this afternoon, FEMA reports some 17,000 National Guard have been activated in states around the country to provide support for coronavirus response.”


PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We’re giving massive amounts of medical equipment and supplies to the 50 states.”

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “At the present moment, as the President said, we’ve distributed more than 11.6 million N-95 masks, more than 8,100 ventilators around the nation, millions of face shields, surgical masks, and gloves. We initiated an air bridge that the President announced yesterday. Flights have arrived in New York, one arrived in Illinois yesterday, and a flight will arrive in Ohio in the next 24 hours.”


PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We’re doing more than anybody in the world, by far. We are testing highly accurate tests.”

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “We have now completed more than 1.1 million tests around the country. We’re working very closely with governors around America to assist them in drive-through and community testing centers.”

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: “Abbott Laboratories is actually going to be producing 50,000 tests a day and distributing those around America. There’s already the machines in some 18,000 different locations around the country. They’ve told us they have several thousand on the shelf now.”


PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Today, the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration announced further details on the Paycheck Protection Program, which was made possible by the $2 trillion relief bill I signed into law last week.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Applications will be accepted starting this Friday, April 3rd.”

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