Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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COVID-19 Coronavirus

What You Need to Know: COVID-19 Coronavirus

In response to the threat of the Coronavirus, my offices will not be walk-in visitors. If you need assistance, please call my Washington, DC office at 202-225-2276, Carmel District Office at 317-848-0201 and my Anderson District Office at 765-640-5115.
My office will be updating our website daily with new developments. I also encourage you to sign up for my e-newsletter at https://susanwbrooks.house.gov/contact/newsletter. 
For more detailed information on legislation in response to the coronavirus, click here. For more detailed information on coronavirus responses from various federal agencies as well as the state of Indiana, click on one of the following links:  FEMA, IRS, SSA, SBA, VA, State of Indiana.

Latest Update on Coronvirus Pandemic

** Scroll to the bottom for the latest information regarding testing **

Please keep in mind that states are constantly reporting new cases, and the numbers in the attached document quickly become outdated.  Johns Hopkins has created a website with worldwide case information, available here, as well as a U.S. map including county-specific information regarding the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., available here

Medical Supplies and Equipment

  • As of Aug. 31, FEMA, HHS and the private sector coordinated delivery of or are currently shipping: 230 million N95 masks, 1 billion surgical and procedural masks, 42.2 million eye and face shields, 403 million gowns and coveralls and over 25.4 billion gloves.
  • As of Aug. 7, FEMA delivered 30,458 medical supplies to nursing homes to 52 states and territories. One hundred percent of scheduled shipments have been made.
  • FEMA coordinated two shipments totaling a 14-day supply of personal protective equipment to all 15,400 Medicaid and Medicare-certified nursing homes.
  • Shipments are meant to supplement existing efforts to provide equipment to nursing homes.
  • In support of the Department of Veterans Affairs, FEMA coordinated shipments of more than 8.1 million N95 respirator masks, 500,000 surgical masks, more than 3.3 million gloves, 595,360 face shields and 30,000 surgical gowns to facilities across the country.
  • As of Aug. 30, the federal government has approximately 118,515 total ventilators available in the Strategic National Stockpile.
  • To date, FEMA, HHS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), along with other federal agencies, processed and distributed nearly 350 million cloth face coverings.
  • Nearly 150 million of those went to critical infrastructure workers, others went to State, Tribal, Territorial, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) partners/stakeholders and other government partners.

Ready Reserve Corps

Pursuant to CARES, the Administration re-established the Ready Reserve Corps as part of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS).  Like other uniformed services, the Ready Reserve Corps will provide trained and ready personnel available on short notice to fill critical public health needs.  The USPHS Commissioned Corps will commission its first officers into the Ready Reserve Corps beginning in Spring 2021.  USPHS Commissioned Corps’ deployments have increased more than 44 percent over the past six years in support of critical national health security missions such as COVID-19 and the Ebola response.  More than 4,500 of the 6,100 Public Health Service officers have deployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Here)


Healthcare Providers please click here for important information.


Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a two-month extension of its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through August 31, 2020, for homeowners with FHA-insured Single Family mortgages. I encourage all Indiana homeowners in need of assistance paying their mortgage payment to visit: www.877gethope.org.


Information for Americans Abroad

The State Department has repatriated over 76,500 Americans from more than 130 countries. 

The State Department is making efforts to bring home Americans, including through commercial flights, chartered flights, and military transport.  Any American abroad who needs assistance should contact their local U.S. embassy and register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, available here or by calling 1-888-407-4747.

Testing

  • As of Aug. 30, CDC, state, local public health labs and other laboratories have tested more than 83.5 million samples.
  • As of Aug. 28, the FDA issued 226 individual emergency use authorizations for test kit manufacturers and laboratories, including 40 antibody tests and 4 antigen tests.
  • As of July 31, all 41 original Community-Based Testing Sites have transitioned to state management (29) or have closed (12) in consultation with the states.
  • As of Aug. 4, 398,300 samples were collected at federally supported Community-Based Testing Sites.
  • HHS has established a public-private partnership with pharmacy and retail companies to accelerate testing.
  • As of Aug. 29, under the CBTS public-private partnership, there are currently 649 live sites in 48 states and Washington, D.C., are conducting testing.
  • 1.8 million samples were processed at public-private partnership testing sites.