WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency Friday in response to the spread of the Wuhan corona virus in the United States.
A news conference is scheduled for 3:00 PM EST.
I will be having a news conference today at 3:00 P.M., The White House. Topic: CoronaVirus!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2020
The declaration would invoke the Stafford Act. Such an emergency declaration would allow a state to request a 75% federal cost-share for expenses that include emergency workers, medical tests, medical supplies, vaccinations, security for medical facilities, and more.