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COVID-19 Information for National Emergency Training Center Students

Note: effective July 28, 2021, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status or level of COVID transmission in your local area, are required to wear a mask inside all DHS workspaces and Federal buildings.

Extended Outage

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST. This is a planned three (3) day EXTENDED OUTAGE, ending Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 PM EST. All EMI web services will be unavailable for this time period. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is encouraging organizations to promote social distancing, hold meetings via videoconferencing, reduce non-essential travel, and adjust or postpone events and gatherings. We also continue to evaluate the local and national situation and will provide regular updates.

Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.

We thank you for your understanding, and we invite you to visit our extensive catalog of Independent Study Courses as well as classroom courses available by virtual delivery.

Use of Copyrighted Materials in Emergency Management Institute Courses

Copyright rewards creativity by providing content creators with the exclusive rights, among others, to reproduce, distribute, and perform the content they create. FEMA respects the rights of the authors/owners of copyrighted materials.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All employees, contractors, students, and other individuals working on behalf of EMI must comply with copyright legislation and regulations.

Any use of third-party content in instructional materials must be accompanied by express written permission or license from the copyright-holder or approval for use from FEMA Office of Chief Counsel (OCC). Third-party content includes works created by someone other than yourself; written, visual, and audio media; and copyrighted or trademarked formats, for example, well-known gameshows.

Necessary permissions/licenses from the authors/owners or approvals from FEMA OCC must be obtained during the development of a project and prior to its completion.

COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS: For each project, EMI copyright records shall include a signed EMI Copyright Compliance Letter providing:

  1. 1. A signed statement indicating that no third-party content is incorporated into the project; or
  2. 2. If third-party content is incorporated into the project:
    • a. Express written permission from the author/owner for use of the third-party content, e.g, a license, or
    • b. An express written approval from FEMA OCC that the third-party content is available for use, e.g., is in the public domain, is a fair use, etc.

A EMI Copyright Policy and Compliance Letter is attached hereto as Attachment A.

RESOURCES: FEMA provides a searchable Media Library including materials available for use, unless otherwise indicated, accessible at{}. Use of the FEMA Media Library is strongly encouraged. Attribution should be made to FEMA/ or as FEMA News Photo.

CONTACT: For questions regarding this policy, please contact David Brummett at or Nathan Cristler at

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