With the safety of our staff as a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Regulatory Affairs’ Northeast Regional Incident Management Team collaborates across three FDA districts in the northeastern region of the country to provide consistent information and share resources. By combining and coordinating our efforts to rapidly disseminate daily, and often urgent, notifications of regional COVID-19-related information, we help both ourselves and our colleagues remain safe as we perform the important work of protecting public health.
As team members, we order and track personal protective equipment used as we access facilities to conduct inspections, perform staff health and safety checks, and deliver invaluable pandemic-related updates. These updates include reporting state and regional trends and tracking facility access for COVID-19 contact-tracing purposes. As a team, we’ve developed employee workplace guidelines to assist divisions as they prepare for staff returning to FDA facilities.
We are proud to say that our efforts have helped streamline services to our colleagues in the northeast region as well as maintain harmony among staff while we adapt to remote working arrangements during the pandemic as we continue our mission to protect public health.
We are the Northeast Regional Incident Management Team, and #WeAreORA!