USNS Mercy, USNS Comfort: 2020 COVID-19 Deployment

This is the U.S. Navy blog site for the 2020 deployment of Navy hospital ships USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) and USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) to provide medical support to Americans in regions significantly affected by the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Navy medical professionals on both ships will assist local health care providers by offering care to persons who do not have the virus, freeing local hospitals and clinics to treat COVID-19 patients.

Visit here frequently to see the latest video content, imagery, news articles and other information about these ships and their Navy crew members as they serve Americans during this deployment.


Overview

The operation is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with U.S. Northern Command, Military Sealift Command and the U.S. Navy. The Navy is committed to providing Defense Support of Civil Authorities by increasing medical capacity and collaboration for medical assistance in two areas of the country that have seen tremendous impact from the coronavirus pandemic.


Latest

Webcast/Press Conference:

March 28, 2020: President, Defense Secretary Brief Reporters at USNS Comfort Departure


Supporting Content

Ship Leadership Biographies (PDF)

Video Playlist: U.S. Navy Hospital Ships Mercy and Comfort

DVIDS Resources (Video, Imagery, Additional Reporting)

USNS Mercy Photo Gallery

USNS Comfort Photo Gallery

USNS Comfort Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


News Releases

March 27, 2020: USNS Mercy Arrives in Los Angeles

March 27, 2020: St Louis Native Supports Nation’s COVID-19 Response Efforts Aboard USNS Mercy

March 26, 2020: Reserve Sailors Deploy Aboard USNS Comfort

March 24, 2020: Navy Reserve Arrives to Support USNS Mercy

March 18, 2020 – Hospital Ships, Other DOD Assets Prepare for Coronavirus Response


Historical Perspective

Answering the Call: Stateside Deployments of U.S. Navy Hospital Ships


More Resources

U.S. Navy COVID-19 Response

Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)

U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM)

Military Sealift Command

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Health Information Privacy (Dept. of Health and Human Services)


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USNS Mercy, USNS Comfort: 2020 COVID-19 Deployment