Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
On April 13, the United States renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), allowing millions of Americans to keep getting free tests, vaccines and treatments for at least three more months (Source: “U.S. Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency,” Reuters, April 13, 2022).
The PHE was initially declared in January 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic began. It has been renewed each quarter since and was due to expire on April 16.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a statement said it was extending the public health emergency and that it will give states 60 days notice prior to termination or expiration.