COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Serving Communities Nationwide
Since March, Hagerty has supported a wide-range of clients in their response to COVID-19. Our extensive assistance includes deploying response personnel to directly aid clients nationwide; cost-recovery assistance to maximize available federal funding; as well as, planning support to address cascading and potential future impacts.
As the Nation seeks to establish a “new normal”, Hagerty understands our clients’ needs are dynamic and we stand ready to address emerging priorities as we continue to respond to, begin to recover from, and plan for the future impacts of COVID-19.
Immediate Response Support
Hagerty has deployed emergency management professionals to clients nationwide, rapidly scaling our operations to meet the needs of communities responding to and recovering from COVID-19.
For the majority of our clients, Hagerty has sustained deployments since the first days of March. Supporting some of the largest states and urban areas, deployments have ranged from small, focused teams of a few professionals, to large teams of more than 100 individuals. Our professionals have supported our clients with logistics management, feeding for non-congregate shelter operations, cascading impacts planning, and intelligence visualization to support senior leader decision-making.
Hagerty is supporting response and recovery missions for clients across the US, spanning local and state governments, healthcare organizations, and non-governmental organizations.
Supporting Community Recovery
In March, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, appropriating $150 billion to assist state and local governments with cost-recovery given the significant, unforeseen costs associated with the ongoing pandemic response. This federal financial support is greatly needed; however, increasingly complex eligibility requirements unintentionally cause state and local jurisdictions to leave eligible federal funding on the table, thereby slowing the overall pace of community recovery.
Our professionals have helped our clients navigate this complicated landscape by providing a wide range of services ranging from supporting their analysis of and alignment with the CARES Act, to developing more than $1 billion in Expedited Funding Requests under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program.
Additionally, to maximize effectiveness and produce meaningful results, Hagerty’s subject matter experts collaborate to share lessons learned across our client-base, creating efficiency, and maximizing the benefit of our policy teams who are interpreting both existing and potential legislation.
Helping the Healthcare Industry Respond and Recover
Our nation’s healthcare providers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. Most visibly, they have treated patients to address the immediate impacts of the pandemic within our communities; however, they have also played a large role in community resilience through early adoption and promotion of community mitigation measures.
Notably, Hagerty is now supporting over 100 hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide. Over the past several months, our professionals have assisted healthcare facilities as they address immediate treatment needs, medical surge requirements, management of increasing COVID-19 patients, as well as implementation of important community and facility mitigation measures. We are also ensuring healthcare systems have access to immediate resources to facilitate financial recovery, such as federal and state short-term liquidity funding opportunities, as well as long-term cost-recovery to ensure readiness as healthcare systems continue to support critical community needs.
Hagerty Stands Ready to Support You
Should any client of Hagerty, potential client, or partner require our support, do not hesitate to reach out to our Leadership Team. Hagerty actively monitors nationwide disaster activity and provides regular updates on our blog focused on both COVID-19 and other critical developments in the emergency management community.