Current emergencies

Current emergencies

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


Coronavirus Disease 2019

When President Trump declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020, CMS took action nationwide to aggressively respond to COVID-19See all that we’ve accomplished (PDF) since then in the fight against COVID-19.

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act 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

 Get waiver & flexibility information

General information & updates:

  • is the source for the latest information about COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and answers to common questions.
  • 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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Clinical & technical guidance:

For all clinicians

For all health care providers 

For health care facilities  

For labs 

For Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Organizations

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Find more information on ongoing or past emergencies.

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09/25/2020 03:52 PM