COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed
On Jan. 7, former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar, II, renewed the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). Effective Jan. 21, the PHE will be extended for an additional 90 days. This means that all telehealth and other waivers and flexibilities implemented during the PHE will remain in effect until at least April 21. HHS has also indicated that the PHE will likely stay in place for the remainder of 2021.