President Trump late Friday evening approved a disaster declaration for New York, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
Trump’s order opens up federal support for state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by COVID-19, the White House said in a statement.
President Donald Trump confirmed that a major combined exists in the State of New York and ordered federal recommendation to be final to the express to aid local recovery efforts in areas impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
The move will unlock federal funding for New York ownership going on, the White House office of the press secretary said in a statement.
It also gives New York residents who the illness affected access to crisis counseling.
As of Saturday morning, over 7,100 cases of COVID-19 had been reported in the Empire State. According to The New York Times.
Last week, Trump declared the coronavirus outbreak a national health emergency, which freed up billions of dollars in federal aid.
Trump has already signed two coronavirus stimulus packages that combined cost over $100 billion. The third stimulus bill negotiations by senators will cost roughly $1 trillion.
They sent the legislation to congressional Democrats late Thursday, but lawmakers left Friday night without a completed bill. We expect them to resume talks on Saturday.
Pete Gaynor, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Homeland Security Department, also appointed Seamus K. Leary as the Regional Coordinating Officer for Regional Recovery Operations in the areas affected.
If requested by the State and required by the results of further evaluations. They can make additional designations at a later date.