I emailed HHS to find out when I’d be notified about deployment. In the email I mentioned that I couldn’t go until mid-October because of work commitments and the return email from HHS said, “Due to the amazing response of interested applicants, we will be notifying only those that are being deployed at this moment. We are working hard to deploy those who receive federal appointments to the disaster areas as fast as we can, and will notify potential appointees as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued willingness to serve.”
That sounds like three things: 1. There are many volunteers, which is super. 2. They’re only notifying those who are able to go immediately. 3. And I assume it means I can still be used later.
So my adrenaline is down and I’ll be able to remove the mobile phone which has been surgically attached to my body.