08 Sep FEMA Releases COVID-19 Supplement to Planning Consideration: Evacuations and Shelter-in-Place
FEMA released a planning supplement to help communities plan for evacuations and shelter-in-place operations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.
The “COVID-19 Supplement for Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place” supports and builds off of “Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place,” released in 2019.
Evacuation and shelter-in-place protective actions are prompted by a variety of threats and hazards. As communities continue to face threats and hazards that may warrant the use of these protective actions, many jurisdictions across the nation are also facing widespread concerns and impacts due to COVID-19. The supplement provides COVID-19 related questions to key principles and critical considerations from the 2019 “Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place”.
These questions can assist emergency management planners as they review, revise and implement evacuation or shelter-in-place plans. The supplement focuses on ensuring planners take in consideration the potential impacts and constraints resulting from COVID-19 and make necessary adjustments in order to ensure continuity of essential functions and services.
To download the document, please visit .FEMA.gov