End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
In January, the Biden Administration announced the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency was to come to an end on May 11th. Independent grocers should take note of some of the major changes outlined below:
- Private Insurance is no longer required to cover COVID-19 vaccines, tests, or out-of-network vaccines.
- Medicaid and CHIP cost-sharing will resume for COVID-19 vaccines and tests.
- While Medicare telehealth flexibilities have been extended until December 2024, Medicaid and Chip telehealth are now subject to a patchwork of state laws.
For more information regarding the policy changes caused by the end of the public health emergency, please refer to KFF’s issue brief.
CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker
CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population
White House: President Biden Announces New Actions to Protect Americans and Help Communities and Hospitals Battle Omicron
CDC Statement on B.1.1.529 (Omicron variant)
CDC Information on COVID-19 Variants
Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19 (HHS.gov)
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You (Vacines.gov)
Updated Decision Tool for COVID-19 Case Scenarios
State Health Department Resources
CDC Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
EPA List of Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives by State (National Governors Association)
Department of Labor: Coronavirus Resources
EEOC: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws
State OSHA Plans and Workplace Guidance for COVID-19
FDA COVID-19 Resources
USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Coronavirus Resources
SNAP COVID-19 Emergency Allotments Guidance
State Guidance on COVID-19 Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)
FMCSA Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions, and Permits
Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce (CISA)
COVID-19 Relief Optios for Small Businesses (SBA)