The Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration ends May 11, 2023. What does this mean for you?

Crossposted from Public Health Insider

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began here in the US, the federal government put in place special emergency declarations that allowed them to rapidly respond to the spread of COVID-19 as well as addressing financial barriers to COVID-19-related care. On May 11, 2023, the Federal Public Health Emergency Declaration ends, which means there will be changes to how some people receive COVID-19-related care, like testing, treatment, and vaccines.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 is not over

The expiration of the emergency declaration does not mean that the pandemic is over as COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities and severe disease occurs especially among those with risk factors. But it will end the flexibility the government has for some COVID-19 efforts. Read more.