Current emergencies

Current emergencies

Typhoon Mawar - Guam (2023)  

Secretary Becerra used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) on June 2, 2023, giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries in Guam, effective retrospectively since May 22, 2023

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (2020-2023)

Archived Waivers and Flexibilities related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE) can be found at:

Update 5/12/2023: The federal PHE for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, expired at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Learn more by reading Frequently Asked Questions: CMS Waivers, Flexibilities, and the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PDF) (PDF Updated 5/19/2023).

On Thursday, December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law H.R. 2716, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) for Fiscal Year 2023.

This legislation provides more than $1.7 trillion to fund various aspects of the federal government, including an extension of the major telehealth waivers and the Acute Hospital Care at Home (AHCaH) individual waiver that were initiated during the federal public health emergency (PHE). Additionally, on January 30, 2023, the Biden Administration announced its intent to end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations on May 11, 2023, related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CMS is committed to updating supporting resources and providing updates as soon as possible. Please continue to use the provider-specific fact sheets for information about COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) waivers and flexibilities:

Find information and updates about current non-COVID natural disasters, man-made incidents (including cyber-attacks), and public health emergencies. Or, find more information about ongoing or past emergencies.


Coronavirus Disease 2019

When a national emergency was declared on March 13, 2020, we took action nationwide to aggressively respond to COVID-19

The Public Health Service Act was used to declare a public health emergency (PHE) in the entire United States on January 31, 2020 giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective January 27, 2020.  The PHE was renewed on April 21, 2020July 23, 2020October 2, 2020January 7, 2021,  April 15, 2021July 19, 2021,  October 15, 2021January 7, 2022April 12, 2022 effective April 16, 2022, July 15, 2022, October 13, 2022January 11, 2023, and February 9, 2023.

Get waiver & flexibility information, apply for an 1135 waiver, or find COVID-19 vaccine policies & guidance

General information & updates:

  • has the latest information about what the U.S. Government is doing in response to COVID-19.
  • has the latest public health and safety information from CDC and for the overarching medical and health provider community on COVID-19.

Read our Coronavirus disease 2019 press releases

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06/02/2023 04:07 PM