US National Governors Association releases guidance on managing natural disasters during pandemic conditions

Published: Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:01

The National Governors Association (NGA) has published ‘Planning for Concurrent Emergencies’, a memo outlining best practices for managing natural disasters during pandemic conditions, which create additional challenges in evacuation and sheltering protocols, as well as financial and logistical complications for states.

The NGA memo outlines considerations and possible actions for governors to use a ‘whole community’ approach, update and socialize emergency operations and continuity of operations plans, and message and enable individual preparedness for disasters.

The memo provides:

Key points include:

Read the memo (PDF).