Navy medical personnel assigned to Expeditionary Medical Facility-M (EMF-M) have deployed as part of a U.S. Northern Command-led COVID-19 response to support civil health authorities in existing facilities in New Orleans and Dallas.
The first 50 personnel with EMF-M deployed to New Orleans Wednesday, with about 60 more arriving Saturday. They will work at the temporary federal medical station at New Orleans' Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
In addition, over 170 personnel deployed to Dallas today to work in a temporary federal medical station established there to assist local medical personnel.
Personnel assigned to U.S. Navy EMFs are trained to provide medical support, such as acute care and emergency care, and will work with local health authorities to support community need.