Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Apr 2, 2020
President Trump today directed the Health and Human Services Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to use Defense Production Act authorities to facilitate the supply of materials to produce ventilators.
Apr 2, 2020
The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announced they will distribute personal protective equipment seized from hoarders to those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response in New York and New Jersey.
Apr 2, 2020
In an effort to encourage more blood donations, the Food and Drug Administration said it is revisiting and updating several existing policies to help ensure an adequate-but-safe national blood supply.
Apr 2, 2020
Tanner Health System in Carrollton, Georgia, is using social media—outside and inside its hospitals—to encourage and inspire health care workers. Cookies help too.
Apr 2, 2020
To support federal public health authorities and agencies in need of COVID-19-related data, the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights will not penalize health care providers or their business associates for violations of certain HIPAA provisions.
Apr 2, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of two new diagnostic tests for COVID-19, including the first reported test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in blood collected from individuals with suspected COVID-19.
Apr 2, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its infection prevention and control guidance for health care facilities, and posted a form for reporting patients under investigation for COVID-19 infection
Apr 2, 2020
The Department of Labor issued a temporary rule to enable new paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements established under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Apr 2, 2020
The AHA urged the Small Business Administration to ensure that small- and mid-size hospitals are allowed to apply for and receive loans under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program that was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Apr 2, 2020
The AHA urged leaders from the nation's five largest private health insurance companies to "meet the historic challenge" caused by COVID-19 to "ensure that the health care system is there for anyone who needs care."