Navy Deploys Expeditionary Medical Facility Personnel to Support Federal COVID-19 Response


Story Number: NNS200403-12Release Date: 4/3/2020 4:50:00 PM
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From the Office of the Navy Chief of Information

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- 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.

 
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Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Thomas Holder directs bus traffic as sailors prepare to deploy from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida to Dallas.
200403-N-AW702-004 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 3, 2020) Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Thomas Holder, assigned to a U.S. Navy Expeditionary Medical Facility, directs bus traffic as sailors prepare to deploy from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida to Dallas in support of the Department of Defense COVID-19 response. Personnel assigned to U.S. Navy EMFs are trained to provide medical support such as acute care and emergency care. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities in need. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel/Released)
April 3, 2020
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