Current Non-COVID emergencies

Current non-COVID emergencies

Here’s information and updates about non-COVID natural disasters, man-made incidents, and public health emergencies that are happening now. Find more information on ongoing or past emergencies.

2020

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Oregon wildfires 

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PDF) (PHE) in Oregon on September 16, 2020, giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective September 8, 2020.

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Hurricane Laura

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) on August 26, 2020, giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries in Louisiana, effective August 22, 2020 and Texas, effective August 23, 2020.

Louisiana & Texas guidance:

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California wildfires 

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) in California on August 26, 2020, giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective August 14, 2020.

Puerto Rico earthquake

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) in Puerto Rico on January 8, 2020 giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective December 28, 2019.

You can read the blanket waivers (PDF) for Puerto Rico earthquake

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2019

Hurricane Dorian

Find information about Hurricane Dorian on our Past Emergencies Hurricanes page.

Tropical Storm Barry

Find information about Tropical Storm Barry on our Past Emergencies Hurricanes page.

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09/17/2020 12:31 PM