President Trump on Friday announced a national emergency over the coronavirus emergency in the midst of broad disturbances to the economy and American life.
The president’s announcement of a national emergency implies that he will order the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which permits the White House to assemble the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and direct government help to states hit by calamities and wellbeing emergencies.
As per the most recent FEMA report to Congress, which was transmitted Feb. 29, 2020, there is $42.6 billion in the Disaster Relief Fund, which can be tapped under a Stafford Act assertion.
Notwithstanding pronouncing a emergency under the Stafford Act, the president likewise announced a crisis under the National Emergencies Act, which permits the Department of Health and Human Services to postpone certain rules identified with Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP to address the coronavirus.
Following that assignment, the president declared a transitory end on air travel to the United States from Europe, barring flights from the United Kingdom and those conveying freight, with an end goal to contain the spread of the infection.