Governor Newsom Requests President Trump Deploy USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to Port of Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting the immediate deployment of the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the Port of Los Angeles through September 1, 2020, to help decompress the state’s health care delivery system in Los Angeles in response to COVID-19.

 

A copy of the Governor’s letter can be found here.

 

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Robb Mayberry

Robb Mayberry is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He has assisted in the response and recovery efforts with some of California’s worst disasters, including the San Refugio Oil Spill, the Valley and Butte Wildfires, Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Erskine Fire, the Winter Storms of 2017, the Tubbs Fire, the Thomas Fire, the Carr Fire, the Camp Fire, and the Ridgecrest Earthquake. Prior to public service, he spent 25 years managing the public and media relations for some of Northern California’s largest healthcare organizations.

One thought on “Governor Newsom Requests President Trump Deploy USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to Port of Los Angeles

  • March 19, 2020 at 5:06 pm
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    I believe that the Mercy is already on the way to LA.

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