COVID-19: CDC, FDA and CMS Guidance

This page includes AHA Today stories and other AHA content on coronavirus COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, FDA, and CMS.

Sep 12, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration’s independent Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee Sept. 12 by unanimous vote declared oral phenylephrine ineffective as a decongestant.
Jul 20, 2023
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 17-3 to pass as amended the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act (S. 2333), which would reauthorize the Hospital Preparedness Program at the current funding level of $385 million through fiscal year 2029.
Jun 16, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee June 15 voted unanimously to recommend updating the current COVID-19 vaccine composition for fall to a monovalent vaccine based on an XBB variant of the virus.
Jun 8, 2023
The first data on the safety of a third mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose among young children show that a third dose is safe for children ages 6 months to 5 years old, similar to findings for doses one and two.
Jun 7, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration authorized for marketing the first at-home over-the-counter test for COVID-19 using a traditional premarket review pathway rather than emergency use authorities.
May 31, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services May 31 released regulatory changes to the COVID-19 health care staff vaccination requirements and long-term care facility testing requirements.
May 10, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week recommended health care facilities use a risk-based assessment, stakeholder input and local metrics to determine how and when to require universal masking to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
May 10, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) May 8 updated its COVID-19 infection control and prevention guidelines.
May 9, 2023
A new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services bulletin reviews the anticipated end dates for certain COVID-19-related Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance coverage flexibilities.
May 8, 2023
Consumers and health care providers should not use certain SD Biosensor Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Tests distributed by Roche Diagnostics due to bacterial contamination, but throw them in the trash, the Food and Drug Administration announced.