Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 23, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency released a COVID-19 pandemic advisory describing in general terms what actions it is taking, how community-based testing sites will be managed, and information about the Defense Production Act.
Mar 23, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration released updated guidance to provide flexibility and expand the availability of ventilators and other respiratory devices to treat patients during the public health emergency.
Mar 23, 2020
Leaders from the Senate and administration continue to negotiate a third spending package related to COVID-19.
Mar 23, 2020
The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care, of which the AHA is a founding member, launched a digital campaign urging 2.2 million members to encourage their lawmakers to include in the new emergency funding package funding for hospitals to protect the health care workforce and increase their…
Mar 23, 2020
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) March 22 published additional information focused on mitigating disruptions to or shortages in the ventilator supply chain.
Mar 23, 2020
AHA urges the Department of Labor to accurately define “health care provider” when promulgating regulations implementing key sections of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and clarify how this policy will be operationalized, including how it interacts with state law
Mar 23, 2020
The heroic, nonstop work of our nation’s hospitals and health systems, physicians, caregivers and staff continues across the country, as care teams race to treat patients affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and make every effort to contain its spread.
Mar 22, 2020
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Centers for Medicare…
Mar 22, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, (CARES/ S. 3548). This bill is the third large-scale congressional effort in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Mar 21, 2020
America’s hospitals, health systems, physicians and nurses urge you to immediately use the DPA to increase the domestic production of medical supplies and equipment that hospitals, health systems, physicians, nurses and all front line providers so desperately need. As COVID-­‐19 continues to spread…