The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Crimson Contagion Exercise (a pandemic influenza scenario) required synthetic data on pandemic cases for the players to be able to analyze epidemiological and contract tracing efforts.
Planning assistance for coordinating and leading antiviral dispensing was provided to the State of Illinois’ during their Scripted Surge Antiviral Dispensing Exercise.
Throughout the pandemic it is important that individuals focus on their mental health as well as their physical health and practice self care.
With COVID-19 cases rising across the nation you can still enjoy the season, however, Fall activities may look a little different this year due to the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept individuals at home for months, and after a cold and remote start to the year, many are eager to leave their homes and enjoy the summer. Social distancing and other public safety measures will impact how individuals enjoy the summer, but they should not prevent you from participating in your favorite activities. IEM’s Medical Director, Rashid Chotani, has developed a guide for how individuals can participate in summer activities while being mindful of public health.
Understanding and Maximizing Federal Resources: Insights on FEMA’s Guidance on “Coordinating Public Assistance and Other Federal Funding Sources”
On July 2, 2020, FEMA released the “Federal Cost Share for Public Assistance Program” fact sheet. In this piece, IEM examines the background and importance of these two pages of federal guidance.
In the fight against the coronavirus, contact tracing is vital to successfully reopen the economy while containing and limiting the transmission of the virus. Contact tracing is a proven method to respond to outbreaks and is essential to strengthen the country’s public health infrastructure and prevent a second-wave of COVID-19 from occurring.