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Guidance for Temporary Reassignment of State and Local Personnel during a Public Health Emergency​

a state governor, tribal leader, or their designees can ask the Secretary of Health and Human Services to authorize the temporary reassignment​ of state, tribal, and local personnel during a certain emergencies.

​The ability to temporarily reassign these personnel during public health emergencies is an important flexibility for state, tribal, and local governments. Using this new authority, State and local health departments and tribal organizations are can increase the workforce available to respond to public health emergencies within the state or territory. 

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