The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is shipping tons of personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing supplies to Wisconsin to help combat COVID-19. A team was on the ground on Wednesday, May 20 to see the work being done. FOX6 News was able to connect with FEMA Administrator James Joseph at UMOS. The testing location on Milwaukee's south side has conduct hundreds of coronavirus tests each day it has been in operation.
FEMA has played a crucial role with the help fo the state, Wisconsin National Guard, and other organizations to get centers ramped up after a slow start to testing.
Joseph said there was a challenge early on to secure materials to combat COVID-19. Worldwide, everyone needed the same products in different quantities.