Emergency Operations Briefing 3/22/20: State Begins Moving Supplies from National Stockpile Throughout State
On Sunday, March 22, during the Emergency Management Briefing, the Deputy Emergency Management Director said that Florida received seven semi-trucks of supplies last night from the national stockpile and the supplies are anticipated to begin delivering to specific counties this week. The state will undergo a huge logistics movement this entire week to bring bulk product in, break it down and deliver. Critical supplies will be delivered first. These supplies will go to
Brevard, Broward, Collier, Escambia, Lake, Manatee,Orange, Osceola and Santa Rosa counties.
Be sure to keep an eye on the phone/e-mail you provided to your county emergency management office so you don’t miss any notifications.
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET FILLED OUT AN EMERGENCY REQUEST FOR SUPPLIES, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND MAKE SURE TO LIST A PHONE NUMBER THAT WILL BE ANSWERED WHEN YOUR SUPPLIES ARE READY TO BE PICKED UP
The Emergency Management Office is tracking all supply orders and filling orders as the supplies become available. Please fill out the emergency requisition supply order form, provide your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supply status and send the request by email to your
local emergency management office
to request supplies. Do not exclusively depend on this as your only resource for supplies -- please continue to seek alternative sources.
When filling out the form, please list a phone number that will be answered 24/7 because when the supplies come in, you will receive a phone call with a location on where to come and pick up the supplies.
For supply requests from your local county emergency management offices, please fill out the
Emergency Requisition Supply Order Form
. It should be two pages. Note all fields must be completed indicated exhausted normal, routine routes. Also, they may receive a bill later for supplies provided through the County.
Just to clarify:
- Any facility that requests PPE though the EOC, the Facility is responsible for all costs associated with the request.
- There is no guarantee that the State EOC can find the commodities that are requested.
- There is no guarantee the EOC can get it faster than your facility’s vendor.
State Surgeon General Updates State's Objectives
This morning, the state's Surgeon General listed the following five objectives that the Emergency Operations Center will begin focusing on:
Five focused pillars:
- Stop the introduction of COVID-19 from entering Florida from other places like hot spots in U.S. (New York, etc.) --
- Protect the elderly – the virus is harsh on the elderly, specifically the mortality rate for those 65 years and older – that is the reason why specific measures have been put into place
- Testing – self-isolate – stop chain of transmission – more testing sites coming live – must isolate from others and protect communities
- Social distancing – avoid crowds – still hearing of gatherings and town hall gatherings of more than 10 people congregating in senior living communities
- Preparing for hospital surge, bed utilization and ICU – the elderly with underlying medical conditions, looking at demographics and how to prepare for them
Aging and Vulnerable Population Daily Conference Call
Join the State Emergency Operations Center for a call every afternoon beginning at 4:15 p.m. EDT for updates on the State’s response to COVID-19.
Conference Room ID:
- Situation Updates from the Florida Department of Health
- Briefing from the Agency for Healthcare Administration
- Updates from other State Agencies
- Questions from Partners
Helpful COVID-19 Call Center Script Q&As
Please review and save this
Call Script Resource
from the COVID-19 Call center to answer any questions regarding COVID-19 basics, prevention, medical information, health care, public health, pregnancy, animals, travel and any closures.
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