Federal Government Provides Testing Support and Materials
April 30, 2020
On April 27, President Trump released the Opening Up America Again Testing Overview and Testing Blueprint. These materials are designed to facilitate local implementation of the testing plans and rapid response programs described in the President’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. The Testing Blueprint suggests partnerships between federal, state, local, and tribal governments, along with the private sector and professional associations, to improve testing capacity nationwide.
FEMA is working to support the Testing Blueprint by sourcing and procuring testing material – specifically, testing swabs and transport media. The FEMA-sourced material will be provided for a limited duration to help increase testing capacity in support of states’ individualized reopening and testing plans. Each state, territory and tribal government is expected to use these resources to implement their own testing plans.