HHS Renews National Public Health Emergency Due to COVID-19

Today, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that he renewed the COVID-19 national public health emergency for an additional 90 days, effective October 23.

Recall, HHS Secretary Azar initially declared COVID-19 a national public health emergency on January 31, 2020. According to Secretary Azar, the renewal of the national emergency will allow the federal government to continue its “whole-of-America response to the virus” and continue its work to “ensure Americans have access to the care they need.”