CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) — New Hampshire and Vermont are among the six states who will receive emergency response teams to help them fight coronavirus, President Biden announced. The president released multiple initiatives Tuesday, to help states deal with the sudden surge of the Omicron variant.
The response teams, which are also headed to Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Arizona, will be deployed immediately. Each team includes more than 100 clinical personnel and paramedics.READ MORE: 'It's Been A Big Relief': National Guard Deploys At Brockton Hospital
FEMA is also assembling hundreds of ambulances and medical teams that will help states move patients to other facilities if a hospital fills up. New Hampshire and Vermont each have 30 paramedics headed their way. Eight are headed to Maine.READ MORE: Tewksbury Police Looking For Best Backyard Ice Rink For Pick-Up Hockey Game
New Hampshire and Maine will also receive ventilators from the federal government. The Administration plans to send 330 to states around the country.MORE NEWS: AG Maura Healey To Announce Run For Massachusetts Governor, Sources Tell WBZ-TV
Half a billion at-home, rapid tests will be purchased by the federal government and distributed for free this winter.