They didn't act. They FAILED to act.
They still have the Executive Branch and the Senate, and gerrymandered the Supreme Court by waiting out the Obama Administration (because they hate the Constitution except when it benefits them). So don't give me that....If they wanted to act in January, they could have and didn't.
Even suppliers of PPE out in the field knew in January to start ramping up orders. Thank goodness they did! Some things are still hard to come by, because of government incompetence.
Many maintenance and janitorial supply companies even knew in January to start ramping up production.... Yet, government --- Uh.... It's a hoax!!! Uh...I'm the most popular person on Twitter...see?