FEMA Says It Will Stop Paying For Cloth Face Masks For Schools
September 3, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it will no longer pay for some safety measures related to COVID-19 that it had previously covered.
Keith Turi, FEMA assistant administrator for recovery, announced the changes during a call Tuesday with state and tribal emergency managers, many of whom expressed concerns about the new policy.
Under the new guidance, FEMA will generally not reimburse states for the costs of cloth face coverings or personal protective equipment in nonemergency settings, including schools, public housing and courthouses. The policy goes into effect on Sept. 15.