BREAKING NEWS: US To Extend COVID Public Health Emergency - medtigo



BREAKING NEWS: US To Extend COVID Public Health Emergency

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp

As coronavirus cases rise again, the COVID-19 public health emergency will be extended into mid-July, allowing for the continuation of pandemic-era policies. 

As per WebMD, since January 2020, the emergency order has been renewed by the US Department of Health and Human Services. According to Bloomberg News, the declaration empowers the US to award emergency authorizations for pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other medical measures, as well as distribute the products free of charge to millions of Americans. 

Millions of Americans have been able to get health care through Medicaid, as well as coronavirus tests and telehealth services, thanks to the emergency order. 

According to The New York Times, the public health emergency was recently extended for 90 days in mid-April and is slated to expire in mid-July. In February, Republican senators demanded that the Biden administration stop extending the order, arguing that it was “government overreach.” 

Omicron subvariants have resurfaced in the United States since then. According to the New York Times, more than 95,000 new cases are reported every day, and hospitalizations are starting to rise again. 

According to The Washington Post, federal health officials vowed in April to provide states 60 days’ notice before ending or allowing the public health emergency to expire. 

As of Monday afternoon, multiple sources told the newspaper that they had not received any fresh information about the mid-July expiration date, implying that the order could be extended for at least another 90 days, until mid-October. 

“The public health emergency for COVID-19 remains in place,” a representative for the Department of Health and Human Services told Bloomberg News and the Washington Post, repeating the vow to give 60 days’ notice before removing the order. 

The announcement comes after the American Medical Association and 15 other major health-care organizations urged federal officials to keep the public health emergency in place as COVID-19 cases increased. The groups requested that the emergency order be kept in place so that patients can get vaccines, tests, treatments, flexible care, and inexpensive insurance. 

The groups wrote, “We request that the Administration continue the public health emergency (PHE) until it is obvious that the worldwide epidemic has receded and the capabilities permitted by the PHE are no longer necessary.” “This will help avoid future spikes from endangering patients’ health and safety, as well as health care providers’ ability to care for them.” 


Leave a Reply


Free CME credits

Both our subscription plans include Free CME/CPD AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

Digital Certificate PDF

On course completion, you will receive a full-sized presentation quality digital certificate.

medtigo Simulation

A dynamic medical simulation platform designed to train healthcare professionals and students to effectively run code situations through an immersive hands-on experience in a live, interactive 3D environment.

medtigo Points

medtigo points is our unique point redemption system created to award users for interacting on our site. These points can be redeemed for special discounts on the medtigo marketplace as well as towards the membership cost itself.
  • Registration with medtigo = 10 points
  • 1 visit to medtigo’s website = 1 point
  • Interacting with medtigo posts (through comments/clinical cases etc.) = 5 points
  • Attempting a game = 1 point
  • Community Forum post/reply = 5 points

    *Redemption of points can occur only through the medtigo marketplace, courses, or simulation system. Money will not be credited to your bank account. 10 points = $1.

All Your Certificates in One Place

When you have your licenses, certificates and CMEs in one place, it's easier to track your career growth. You can easily share these with hospitals as well, using your medtigo app.

Our Certificate Courses