Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19
Top U.S. Government Websites for COVID-19 Information
Visit these federal government websites for current information about the coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Read the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.
- Get stimulus payment updates from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
- See COVID-19 health information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
- Get the facts about coronavirus rumors and myths with information from FEMA.
- Read Frequently Asked Questions about the coronavirus.
- Visit Coronavirus.gov for the latest official information from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
What is the Federal Government Doing in Response to COVID-19?
Get information from federal agencies on how they’re responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Health and Safety
- Administration for Children and Families has program information for children, families, and communities.
- Administration for Community Living offers information for older adults, and people with disabilities.
- Army Public Health Center guidance for Army members and their families.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is studying the virus worldwide and helping communities respond locally. Check the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page for news and guidance.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has guidance for Medicare recipients, Medicaid and CHIP recipients and providers and Medicare providers.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission offers home safety advice.
- Corporation for National and Community Service gives guidance for volunteers and programs.
- Defense Commissary Agency is ensuring the quality and safety of food available at commissaries worldwide.
- Department of Defense supports the government response and is working to protect the health of the military.
- Department of Energy is researching COVID-19 at the National Labs.
- Department of Health and Human Services shares news releases.
- Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is developing new medical treatments, and published their medical countermeasures portfolio.
- Department of Homeland Security is facilitating a whole-of-government response in confronting COVID-19, keeping Americans safe, and helping detect and slow the spread of the virus.
- Department of Labor has information for employers and workers on preparing workplaces and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace.
- Department of the Interior guidance for firefighters and managers.
- Department of Veterans Affairs is caring for Veterans.
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) information and guidance for handling and reporting on controlled substances and listed chemicals.
- Environmental Protection Agency has information about disinfectants that can kill COVID-19 and facts about water safety.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns of an increase in child abuse due to school closures and offers tips on what you can do to protect children and report abuse.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency protecting the health and safety of Americans.
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission response activities with the energy sector.
- Food and Drug Administration is working with the medical industry to develop vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests. For healthcare professionals, they offer FAQs about diagnostic testing.
- Indian Health Service is coordinating the public health response for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
- Military Community and Family Policy offers advice and information for the military community.
- Military Health System health advice and travel restrictions for members of the military.
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration has tips for isolation and educational activities.
- National Cancer Institute gives guidance for cancer patients and guidance for cancer researchers.
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has virtual safety training for frontline responders.
- National Institutes of Health are researching COVID-19 treatments and a vaccine.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse has advice for people with substance use disorders.
- Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center gives guidance for healthcare providers.
- Occupational Health and Safety Administration guidance for workers and employers.
- U.S. Census Bureau population demographics, economic indicators, and businesses for pandemic-related decision-makers.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture has information about the SNAP program and answers questions about food safety and pet safety.
- U.S. Fire Administration offers infection control guidance for first responders.
Travel, Immigration, and Transportation
- Customs and Border Patrol issues travel and trade advisories.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has information on arrival restrictions for certain foreign nationals, restrictions for Canada and Mexico border crossing, and DHS news and updates.
- Department of State has advisories for international travelers.
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) offers guidance for air travelers.
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA) gives guidance to transit agencies.
- Transportation Security Administration changes to ariport security screening procedures and a map of where TSA agents have tested positive for COVID-19.
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has information about office closings, appointments, and events.
Money and Taxes
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has advice for managing the personal financial impact of coronavirus.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) delays federal tax filing until July 15 and offers advice for deducting COVID-19 costs from your taxes. Qualified taxpayers can get free help from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service.
- Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs supports workers during the pandemic.
- Department of Education issues information for schools.
- Federal Student Aid has information for students, borrowers, and parents.
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy gives academy operating status.
Scams and Fraud
- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has tips to avoid scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and identifies critical infrastructure during COVID-19.
- Department of Health and Human Services warns about Medicare and COVID-19 testing and treatment scams.
- Department of Justice is investigating and prosecuting coronavirus scams and fraud.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeing a rise in coronavirus scams, including fake emails from the CDC, and fraudulent testing and medical equipment, like face masks.
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has COVID-19 shares scam information and is taking action against companies marketing fraudulent COVID-19 treatments.
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation warns consumers about potential scams.
- Social Security Administration warns Americans about fraudulent letters threatening the suspension of Social Security benefits.
- Treasury Inspector General warns against coronavirus-related tax fraud.
- U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Inspector General oversight of agency programs and activities focused on COVID-19.
- U.S. Postal Inspection Service gives tips for avoiding and reporting fraud, and a video warning of stimulus check scams.
Benefits and Grants
- Appalachian Regional Commission resources and support for Appalachia’s communities..
- Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness offers resources for military families.
- Department of Justice’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) information about the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on VCF Operations.
- Health Resources and Services Administration has information for grantees and health care providers.
- Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) information for IMLS grant applications and awardees.
- Inter-American Foundation shares guidance to grantee partners.
- National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications for funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
- National Institutes of Health information for NIH applicants and recipients of NIH funding.
- Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation gives guidance for workers, retirees, and beneficiaries.
- Railroad Retirement Board shares information on unemployment and sickness benefit flexibilities.
- Social Security Administration answers questions about Social Security benefits and office closures.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration gives information for grant recipients.
- U.S. Department of Commerce announces $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funds to Aid Communities Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Economic Development Administration’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance provides a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issues guidance for public housing authorities, landlords, shelters, non-profits, grantees, and stakeholders.
Federal Building Status Updates and National Parks
- Advisory Council on Historic Preservation posts workforce status, and updates on the status review process.
- Army Corps of Engineers status of recreation areas.
- Bureau of Land Management status of public lands.
- Defense Acquisition University updates facility and class status.
- Department of Defense gives facility status for the National Capital Region.
- Fish and Wildlife Service status of refuges and hatcheries.
- Forest Service posts the status of National Forests and guidance on social distancing outdoors.
- General Services Administration offers advice for federal tenant agencies and lessors.
- Legacy Management (Department of Energy) information on visitor center closings.
- Library of Congress status of buildings, public programs, and public tours.
- National Archives posts the status of National Archive facilities.
- National Capital Planning Commission offers office closure information and online services.
- National Finance Center shares its operating status and tools to help agencies implement new leave codes for employee absences due to COVID-19.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shares facility status and other information for NOAA Fisheries and NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries.
- National Park Service updates the status of National Parks.
- National Science Foundation shares updates on facilities, meetings, and the grant submission process.
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission ensures the safety of nuclear facilities and published FAQsabout work hour requirements.
- Tennessee Valley Authority shares updates on facilities and campgrounds.
- U.S. Agency for International Development operating status of domestic facilities.
- U.S. Copyright Office gives facility status and changed deadlines for registrations and notices of termination.
- U.S. Northern Command issues status updates.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office notices and facility status.
Voting and Elections
- U.S. Election Assistance Commission has information for election officials and voters on voting safely.
- Visit your state’s election office website for state-wide voting guidance.
- Department of Justice Immigration Courts Operation Status.
- Merit Systems Protections Board strongly encourages e-filing, and has posted guidance and updates.
- Federal Communications Commission is ensuring that Americans stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging service providers to Keep Americans Connected, and is accepting applications for Telehealth Program funding.
- General Services Administration has tips for making agency communications accessible to everyone.
- U.S. Agency for Global Media is covering the coronavirus pandemic.
- Acquisition.gov shares government acquisition resources.
- Department of the Treasury is supporting American workers and businesses.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission protects workers against workplace discrimination.
- Export-Import Bank supports the U.S. exporting community.
- Farm Credit Administration urges lenders to work with borrowers affected by COVID-19.
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is working with banks and consumers to respond to coronavirus, and explains how to open a bank account online.
- Federal Reserve System shares updates for lenders.
- Financial Crimes Enforcement Network reminds financial institutions to remain alert, and report concerns, and alerts financial institutions to rising medical scams (PDF, Download Adobe Reader).
- Government Publishing Office business operations during the pandemic.
- Maritime Administration has updates for the maritime industry.
- National Credit Union Administration has guidance for federally insured credit unions and their members.
- Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is working with banks and customers to manage the impact of the outbreak and has FAQs for bank customers.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) has guidance for businesses and is offering low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) businesses and non-profits impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shares resources for farmers and ranchers.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office notices and facility status.
- Department of State is working with international governments to combat COVID-19 and has also issued travel advisories.
- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing funding to international organizations to combat COVID-19.
- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is monitoring cybersecurity threats and risk and issued an alert on enterprise VPN security.
- Chief Human Capital Officers Council advises Chief Human Capital Officers, HR Directors and Heads of Agencies.
- Defense Acquisition University acquisition guidance and resources.
- Office of Personnel Management posts information for Federal agencies and employees, and details open opportunities for federal employees to support COVID-19 response.
- U.S. Postal Service is taking steps to protect customers and employees.
Get a list of the federal agencies responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).
How Are States Responding to COVID-19?
Each state manages its own response to the coronavirus pandemic. Visit your state health department website for the latest coronavirus information, resources, and guidance.