President Trump approves major disaster declaration for Mississippi over COVID-19
WASHINGTON (WXXV) — President Donald Trump declared Monday morning that a “major disaster” exists in Mississippi in the areas affected by the Coronavirus.
The disaster declaration is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and dates back to January 20, 2020, and continues until further notice.
Federal funding is now available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private non-profit organizations for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for all areas in the State of Mississippi impacted by COVID-19.
Pete Gaynor, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) named Gracia B. Szczech as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
The White House says, “Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further assessments.”