FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has a handy website for checking into responses to current disasters in the U.S., including the response to COVID-19. Go to fema.gov/disaster-responses and you’re invited to “Search Your Location” by entering your city and state, or ZIP code.
You’ll be asked to “Find the most relevant information by searching your location, including:
• Active and past disaster declarations.
• Helpful resources specific to your state or territory, such as how to get in touch with your local emergency management offices.
• Latest news releases, fact sheets and other communications around disasters and emergencies in your location.
A simple click on a keyboard can get you to the “scene” of any rumored disasters in your state or to FEMA’s COVID-19 page. You’ll either rest assured that all is well, or be provided with relevant disaster information – in addition to being supplied with the latest COVID-19 information from FEMA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
When we checked, the CDC Newsroom offered, for example, an explanatory press release on lifting the pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.