April 11, 2023

COVID-19 national emergency ended a month early

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

President Biden, on April 10, signed a congressional resolution ending the 3-year COVID-19 national emergency a month earlier than expected, but a separate public health emergency will remain in effect until May 11, the April 10 Associated Press reports.

The resolution terminates COVID-19 related waivers for federal health programs, however, virtual care was already extended by Congress last year for another 2 years.

In addition, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s COVID-19 mortgage forbearance program is set to end at the end of May, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is returning to a requirement for in-home visits to determine eligibility for caregiver assistance, according to the report.

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