Task Force Southeast protects the force against COVID-19 outbreak and conducts response operations within FEMA regions III & IV, to support civil authorities in response to COVID-19 in order to save lives, minimize human suffering, and facilitate essential functions.
Protect the Force
Aggressively Fight the Virus
Rapid Response to Civil Authorities
On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. On Jan. 31, 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The current epidemic, which originated in mainland China, has demonstrated the capacity of COVID-19 to spread globally. While supporting other government agencies’ response to the COVID-19 threat, the Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.