Coronavirus


CISA Information and Updates on COVID-19

 

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What the U.S. Government is Doing

  • The White House, CDC and Health and Human Services launched Coronavirus.gov.
  • Use GSA’s Coronavirus Page, Spanish version for government-wide COVID-19 information.
  • Learn about DHS efforts, and FEMA's work here.
  • FEMA released the “COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season” to help emergency managers and public health officials best prepare for disasters, while continuing to respond to and recover from coronavirus.
  • Resources to ensure upcoming elections are accessible and secure, and that voters are safe can be found at the Election Assistance Committee.
  • FEMA and CISA are responsible for coordinating Emergency Support Function (ESF) efforts.  ESFs assist in coordinating federal interagency support for a federal response to an incident – in this case, to COVID-19. ESF #14 (Cross Sector Business and Infrastructure) was established to engage private sector and infrastructure owners and operators to help find and close gaps. It complements Sector-Specific Agencies (SSA) and other ESFs and is a mechanism for entities not aligned to an ESF or have other means of coordination to bring forward current issues and work toward solutions. For more information, email ESF14@cisa.dhs.gov.
  • The CISA Insights: COVID-19 Disinformation Activity addresses disinformation campaigns and conspiracy theories appearing online, and provides the public steps on how to minimize the risk of spreading false or misleading content.
  • To get groundtruth on rumors and facts please visit the FEMA Rumor Control page.  
  • The CDC has guidance for discontinuation of isolation for persons with non-test confirmed COVID-19 in a non- healthcare setting. Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
    • At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
    • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
    • At least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • FEMA’s guidance on addressing the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Non-Healthcare setting.
  • DHS S&T has published a calculator to estimate how long the virus stays active on surfaces.

Critical Infrastructure 

Cybersecurity

  • CISA, the Department of Energy, and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released the Cybersecurity Best Practices for Industrial Control Systems.
  • CISA, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and the United States Secret Service released a joint message urging all Americans to be on the lookout for criminal fraud related to COVID-19 economic impact payments.
  • On May 13, CISA and the FBI issued a joint alert announcing that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are targeting  COVID-19 research organizations.
  • CISA offers cyber hygiene services, like  free scanning and testing services, to help organizations secure internet-facing systems from weak configuration and known vulnerabilities.
  • Joint CISA and UK Tip on COVID-19 Cyber Threat Exploitation.
  • A May 5 Joint CISA/UK alert on Key Healthcare Organizations in UK and USA was issued.
  • An April 8 Joint CISA/UK cyber alert details how cyber criminals and advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are targeting individuals and organizations with a range of ransomware and malware. The alert includes indicators of compromise (IOCs) for detection, and guidance for organizations and individuals on how to decrease the risk of cyberattacks.
  • CISA’s updated  TIC 3.0 Interim Telework Guidance, released April 8, focuses on remote federal employees connecting to private agency networks and cloud environments in a secure manner.
  • On March 13, 2020, CISA released an alert encouraging organizations to adopt a heightened state of cybersecurity when considering alternate workplace options for their employees.
  • On March 6, 2020 CISA released an alert reminding individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The CISA Insights: Risk Management for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) provides executives a tool to help them think through physical, supply chain, and cybersecurity issues that may arise from the spread of Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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