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Vice President Mike Pence today participated in a discussion with more than 50 of our Nation’s governors to provide an update on the work of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, to continue coordination with governors and state and local officials to respond to and prepare for the coronavirus, and to thank governors and state and local leaders—particularly state and local health officials—for their leadership.

The Vice President, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat provided a status update on the Coronavirus, outlined ongoing Federal efforts, and discussed State and local actions with the governors.

Governor Larry Hogan, Chair of the National Governors Association, joined the Vice President in person, and other governors joined via video teleconference or phone.

The Vice President pledged to convene the governors for a teleconference on a weekly basis, and made assurances that Federal leaders will continue its close coordinate with our Nation’s governors and other State and local leaders.