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Feds Continue Public Health Emergency Status for COVID-19
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Feds Continue Public Health Emergency Status for COVID-19

Nov. 12, 2022 -- The federal government took no action to lift the COVID-19 pandemic’s status as a public health emergency on Friday, meaning free vaccines and health services designed to combat COVID will be available beyond mid-January.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has promised states a 60-day notice before lifting the public health emergency designation, which was last renewed through Jan. 11. Friday would have been the deadline if HHS planned to lift it. With HHS taking no action, the public health emergency remains in place past Jan. 11, 2023, CNBC and other news organizations reported. The government didn’t say what would happen next. The public health emergency has been renewed every 90 days since first being declared by the Trump administration in January 2020...