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FEMA declares major disaster in Illinois due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSIL) -- President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for Illinois due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Federal emergency aid is now available to "supplement the state, tribes and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on Jan. 20, 2020 and continuing."

The President's action makes federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals in all areas of the state of Illinois.

25 News Staff

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