Government Strategies Alert

Renewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists

October 13, 2020

On October 1, 2020, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Azar renewed his declaration of a public health emergency (PHE) due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The renewal is effective October 23, when the previous 90-day renewal would have expired, and extends the PHE through January 20, 2021, which is nearly a year since Secretary Azar first declared a public health emergency.