Renewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Alex Azar, officially renewed the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, effective January 21, 2021, for an additional 90 days.  This renewal happened on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

The current PHE declaration was set to expire on January 21, 2021.  That expiration date has now been moved to April 21, 2021.