From Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida
Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that at the Governor’s direction, FDEM Director Jared Moskowitz is ordering additional supplies and personal protective equipment in an effort to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
After conducting a thorough assessment of needs, Director Moskowitz has requested the following supplies through Direct Federal Assistance:
Supplies are being delivered on a rolling basis, and inventory is being distributed throughout the state 24 hours a day.
Three field hospitals are being deployed:
Director Moskowitz is also working with the federal government to determine if there is capacity to add US Navy Mercy-Class ships at Florida ports. Mobile COVID-19 testing is also being implemented, and the National Guard is deployed in Broward County and on standby to assist throughout the state as necessary.