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HHS renews COVID-19 public health emergency order for another 90 days

January 14, 2022


Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra has renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency for another 90 days, extending key flexibilities for providers still grappling with the pandemic.

The public health emergency was first ordered back in January 2020 and was set to expire after Jan. 16.

By renewing it another 90 days, Becerra preserved major flexibilities for providers on telehealth and other waivers intended to help combat the virus, which has surged across the country again due to the highly transmissible Delta variant.

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