Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Mar 10, 2021
President Biden, citing the need for maximum flexibility in the nation’s vaccination program, announced a deal for the U.S. government to purchase an additional 100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine.
Mar 10, 2021
The House of Representatives voted 220-211 to approve the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems.
Mar 10, 2021
With the emergency use authorization for a third COVID-19 vaccine, progress is being made in efforts to vaccinate the public. Still, challenges remain, particularly with communication around supplies and eligibility.
Mar 10, 2021
FEMA has established the Civil Rights Advisory Group as part of the agency’s commitment to the COVID-19 vaccination mission amid the ongoing battle against the pandemic.
Mar 9, 2021
After Congress this week wraps up its $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief legislation, it could consider a health care legislative package before the Easter congressional recess that is slated to begin March 26. This health care package, which would not be subject to reconciliation and would need 60…
Mar 9, 2021
Cities, counties and other local governments may apply through April 20 for grants to work with community-based organizations to encourage COVID-19 safety and vaccination in vulnerable and underserved populations.
Mar 8, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration authorized the first molecular test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a nasal swab at home without a prescription. Cue Health expects by summer to daily produce more than 100,000 of the tests, authorized for use in patients age 2 and older.
Mar 6, 2021
The Senate today voted 50-49 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems. It is our understanding there may be some additional text changes to the bill…
Mar 6, 2021
America’s hospitals and health systems, and our heroic caregivers, have been on the front-lines leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year.