Filter for United States of America Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Extends COVID-19 Testing Public-Private Partnership. The partnership, which is part of the Community-Based Testing Program, has scaled up to more than 600 COVID-19 testing sites in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Approximately 70% of these testing sites are located in communities with moderate-to-high social vulnerability, as evidenced by their racial, and ethnic composition, and their housing, economic, language barrier, and similar considerations.
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2020-06-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Trump Administration Re-Establishes Ready Reserve Corps as Part of the United States Public Health Service
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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidance for Veterinarians
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2020-06-28 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidance for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in Community Pharmacies during the COVID-19 Response
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2020-06-27 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Broad-vased testing
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2020-06-26 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Large-scale seroprevalence survey
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2020-06-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
14-day extension of federal support for five Community-Based Testing Sites (CBTS) in Texas
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2020-06-25 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidelines/recommendations for nursing homes & long-term care facilities
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2020-06-24 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidelines/recommendations for what to do after returning from international travel
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2020-06-23 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidelines for Border Health Strategies to Contain the Spread of COVID-19
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2020-06-23 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
MENTAL Health Challenge to combat the social isolation and loneliness that older adults, people with disabilities and veterans often experience
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2020-06-23 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Serology Surveillance
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2020-06-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
new $40 million initiative to fight COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities
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2020-06-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
A total of $750,000 in prizes will be awarded for development of an easy-to-use online system that offers recommendations for programs, activities and resources that can help users connect to others and engage in the community, based on their individual needs, interests and abilities.
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2020-06-20 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Monitoring and evaluating community mitigation strategies
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2020-06-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic measure -- $107.2 Million to Grow and Train the Health Workforce
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2020-06-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Strengthening healthcare -- $107.2 Million to Grow and Train the Health Workforce
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2020-06-17 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidelines for incarcerated peoples, family members, admins, and staff
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2020-06-17 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Contact tracing will be conducted for close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) of laboratory-confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients.
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2020-06-16 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
COVIDTracer is a spreadsheet-based tool that allows state- and local-level public health officials and policy makers to compare three different contact tracing/monitoring strategies.
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2020-06-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
With specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been in China, Iran, Schengen area, UK, Ireland or Brazil during the past 14 days may not enter the United States.
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2020-06-13 In Public health measures: General recommendations
recommendations for COVID-19 testing, including interim testing guidelines for nursing home residents and healthcare personnel, as well as testing strategy options for high-density critical infrastructure workplaces after a COVID-19 case is identified.
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidance on events & gatherings
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidance for homeless service providers
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidance on How Health Care Providers Can Contact Former COVID-19 Patients About Blood and Plasma Donation Opportunities
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Social services for alcohol & substance use during COVID-19
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2020-06-12 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Social services for people experiencing homelessness
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2020-06-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Relieving Americans of Billions in Excessive Costs
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$8 million to expand COVID-19 training and technical assistance for health centers
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
ramps up U.S.-based manufacturing capacity for vials for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Emergency administrative structures on getting your organization ready
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2020-06-11 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Mental health resource list to support people experiencing abuse
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2020-06-11 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Mental health resource list to support veterans
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2020-06-11 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Mental health resource list to support grief & loss
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2020-06-11 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Interim Guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Labor
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2020-06-11 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidance on wildlife testing guidance for veterinarians, biologists, and wildlife health specialists
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2020-06-11 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidance if your pet tests positive
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2020-06-11 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Awareness campaign on reducing stigma
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2020-06-10 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidance on using telehealth services
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2020-06-09 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidance doc on visiting parks & recreation facilities
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2020-06-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Enhanced Provider Portal, Relief Fund Payments for Safety Net Hospitals, Medicaid & CHIP Providers
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2020-06-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act designates $750 million more for the federal program to help prepare low-income children for kindergarten.
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2020-06-04 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
FDA Publicly Shares Antibody Test Performance Data From Kits as Part of Validation Study
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2020-06-04 In Public health measures: Testing policy
HHS Announces New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing
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2020-06-02 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
#COVIDStopsWithMe
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2020-06-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Provides an Additional $250 Million to Help U.S. Health Care Systems Respond to COVID-19
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2020-06-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Adds $628 Million to Contract with Emergent BioSolutions to Secure CDMO Manufacturing Capacity for Operation Warp Speed
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2020-06-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled enhanced enforcement for nursing homes with violations of longstanding infection control practices. If, after the 30-day period, states have still not performed surveys in 100 percent of nursing homes, their CARES Act fiscal year 2021 allocation may be reduced by 10 percent.
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2020-06-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Takes Action to Protect Public Health; Increase Supply of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer
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2020-05-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Awards $15 Million to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Tribal Communities
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2020-05-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Provides New Tool to Aid Development and Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests That Detect SARS-CoV-2 Infection
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Administration Announces Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D to Provide Better Coverage and Increase Access for Medicare Beneficiaries
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
CDC updates COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about types of spread
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: General recommendations
CDC Releases Recommendations for Communities of Faith
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2020-05-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Announces Nearly $4.9 Billion Distribution to Nursing Facilities Impacted by COVID-19
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2020-05-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Announces $500 Million Distribution to Tribal Hospitals, Clinics, and Urban Health Centers
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2020-05-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Provides $225 Million for COVID-19 Testing in Rural Communities
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CDC releases resources to assist states to open
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2020-05-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Industry Partners Expand U.S.-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturing for COVID-19 Response
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2020-05-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
NIH-funded study to investigate pregnancy outcomes resulting from COVID-19 pandemic
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2020-05-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Strengthen U.S. Food Supply Chain Protections
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2020-05-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
750million in new resources appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support testing and testing related activities in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Administration Issues Guidance to Ensure States Have a Plan in Place to Safely Reopen Nursing Homes
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is delivering $11 billion in new funding to support testing for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide $10.25 billion to states, territories, and local jurisdictions through CDC’s existing Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement. The Indian Health Service (IHS) will provide $750 million to IHS, tribal, and urban Indian Health programs to expand testing capacity and testing-related activities
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2020-05-16 In Public health measures: Testing policy
FDA Authorizes First Standalone At-Home Sample Collection Kit That Can Be Used With Certain Authorized Tests
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the administration’s national program to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics (medical countermeasures).
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
NIH begins clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to treat COVID-19
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS To Award $5 Million for Health Services Research Related to COVID-19
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
CMS Issues Nursing Homes Best Practices Toolkit to Combat COVID-19
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2020-05-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Awards $15 Million to Support Telehealth Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Food and Drug Administration produced guidance documentshelp accelerate the development of prevention and treatment options for COVID-19
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2020-05-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS announces shipments of donated remdesivir for hospitalized patients with COVID-19
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Awards More than Half Billion Dollars Across the Nation to Expand COVID-19 Testing
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Extends Deadline for Attestation, Acceptance of Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund Payments to 45 Days
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Deploys New Portable Dialysis Machines to New York for COVID-19 Response
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2020-05-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
APEC economies agree to keep markets open and trade flowing
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Child Care.gov Connects COVID-19 Essential Workers and Other Parents to Open Child Care
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
OCR Issues Guidance on Covered Health Care Providers and Restrictions on Media Access to Protected Health Information about Individuals in Their Facilities
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Study to determine incidence of novel coronavirus infection in U.S. children begins
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Potential COVID-19 Treatment
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Begins Distribution of Payments to Hospitals with High COVID-19 Admissions, Rural Providers
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CDC launches national viral genomics consortium to better map SARS-CoV-2 transmission
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2020-05-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
COVID-19 Funding Available to Minority, Rural and Socially Vulnerable Communities for Linkages to Services, Information and Education
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2020-05-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
SAMHSA releases $15 million in supplemental grant awards for tribal COVID-19 behavioral health response
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Awards $20 Million to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic through Telehealth
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
CMS Announces Independent Commission to Address Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CMS is giving providers flexibility during the pandemic to increase the number of beds for COVID-19 patients while receiving stable, predictable Medicare payments.CMS is excepting certain requirements to enable freestanding inpatient rehabilitation facilities to accept patients from acute-care hospitals experiencing a surge, even if the patients do not require rehabilitation care.CMS is highlighting flexibilities that allow payment for outpatient hospital services -- such as wound care, drug administration, and behavioral health services -- that are delivered in temporary expansion locations, including parking lot tents, converted hotels, or patients’ homes (when they’re temporarily designated as part of a hospital).Long-term acute-care hospitals can now accept any acute-care hospital patients and be paid at a higher Medicare payment rate, as mandated by the CARES Act.
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration included, under the ventilator emergency use authorization (EUA), a ventilator developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which is tailored to treat patients with COVID-19.
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) Webinar: Supporting Family Caregivers of Older Adults through Times of Stress and Isolation
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2020-04-29 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
new regulatory requirements that will require nursing homes to inform residents, their families and representatives of COVID-19 cases in their facilities.
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics
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2020-04-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has begun the distribution of an additional $20 billion of the $50 billion general distribution to Medicare facilities and providers impacted by COVID-19, augmenting the $30 billion that was allocated earlier this month.
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced Friday that grants have been awarded to increase access to and to improve the quality of community mental and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services through the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC).
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Launches COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal
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2020-04-26 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
CMS Reevaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Administration for Children and Families to Release Funding to Support Child Welfare Services
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2020-04-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Awards Nearly $5 Million to Poison Control Centers as Calls Spike Due to COVID-19
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2020-04-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Using funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, CDC is awarding $631 million to 64 jurisdictions through the existing Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement.
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Announces More Time for Hospitals to Apply for COVID-19 High-Impact Payments
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Administration Releases COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit to Accelerate State Use of Telehealth in Medicaid and CHIP
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2020-04-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
$367 million from CARES Act to Indian Health Service
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Trump Administration Launches New Toolkit to Help States Navigate COVID-19 Health Workforce Challenges
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2020-04-22 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Trump Halts New Green Cards
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2020-04-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $165 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Oracle Donates Therapeutic Learning System to HHS to Gather Crowd-Sourced Data on COVID-19
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
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2020-04-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CMS Issues Recommendations to Re-Open Health Care Systems in Areas with Low Incidence of COVID-19
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
NIH to launch public-private partnership (the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) partnership, ) to speed COVID-19 vaccine and treatment options
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
guidelines published for when to seek emergency healthcare
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Uniformed Services University Adds COVID 19 Training to Curriculum
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: General recommendations
FDA Encourages Recovered Patients to Donate Plasma for Development of Blood-Related Therapies
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2020-04-16 Out Public health measures: General recommendations
Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts.
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Announces Ventilator Contract with GE Under Defense Production Act
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA, Gates Foundation, UnitedHealth Group, Quantigen, and U.S. Cotton Collaborate to Address Testing Supply Needs
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
NIH study validates decontamination methods for re-use of N95 respirators
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
CMS Increases Medicare Payment for High-Production Coronavirus Lab Tests
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Awards $90 Million to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Recipients for COVID-19 Response
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Administration for Children and Families to Release Funding to Support the Child Care and Development Block Grant
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS facilitates development of immunotherapies for COVID-19 patients
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Announces New Ventilator Contracts, Orders Now Totaling Over 130,000 Ventilators
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Supporting Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic; survey to understand the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on respite care services and identify best practices for supporting caregivers during this time
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Decontaminate Millions of N95 Respirators
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Expanded Coverage for Essential Diagnostic Services Amid COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
NIH begins study to quantify undetected cases of coronavirus infection
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Authorizes Blood Purification Device to Treat COVID-19
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Issues Second Emergency Use Authorization to Decontaminate N95 Respirators
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FEMA, HHS working to address shortages of PPE and other critical supplies
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS to Begin Immediate Delivery of Initial $30 Billion of CARES Act Provider Relief Funding
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Safeguard Against Disability Discrimination during COVID-19
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Guidance for Application of the Human Subjects Protection Regulations to Actions Taken in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
: USDA Announces Loan Maturity for Marketing Assistance Loans Now Extended to 12 Months
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
CDC Announces Modifications and Extension of No Sail Order for All Cruise Ships
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today temporarily suspended a number of rules so that hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities can boost their frontline medical staffs as they fight to save lives during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Enforcement Discretion for Community-Based Testing Sites During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency: will not impose penalties for violations of the HIPAA Rules against covered entities or business associates in connection with the good faith participation in the operation of COVID-19 testing sites during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. This exercise of enforcement discretion is effective immediately, but has a retroactive effect to March 13, 2020.
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
NIH clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, a potential therapy for COVID-19, begins
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Authorizing Licensed Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Tests
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Awards $1.3 Billion to Health Centers in Historic U.S. Response to COVID-19
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Critical Relief Funds for COVID-19 Pandemic Response: a $50 million funding opportunity to support efforts by Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 emergency.
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: General recommendations
CMS Issues New Wave of Infection Control Guidance Based on CDC Guidelines to Protect Patients and Healthcare Workers from COVID-19
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Warns Seller Marketing Dangerous Chlorine Dioxide Products that Claim to Treat or Prevent COVID-19
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS to Provide Millions of TYVEK Protective Suits for U.S. Healthcare Workers
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Indian Health Service Expands Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Response
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Announces Ventilator Contract with GM under Defense Production Act; HHS Announces Ventilator Contract with Philips under Defense Production Act
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2020-04-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
CMS Approves Approximately $34 Billion for Providers with the Accelerated/Advance Payment Program for Medicare Providers in One Week
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Funding Action to Provide $186 Million for COVID-19 Response
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Indian Health Service has been given priority access to rapid point-of-care COVID-19 test systems as part of White House efforts to expand access to testing in rural communities. The IHS received 250 ID NOW COVID-19 rapid point-of-care test systems.
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Indian Health Service (IHS) IHS receives more than $1 billion for coronavirus response
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Head Start, Child Care, Domestic Violence Programs to Receive Stimulus Funds
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
SAMHSA to fund $110 million in emergency grants to provide treatment for substance use disorders/serious mental illness during the coronavirus pandemic
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
CDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Coordinates National Effort to Develop Blood-Related Therapies for COVID-19
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
OIG Policy Statement Regarding Application of Certain Administrative Enforcement Authorities Due to Declaration of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak as a National Emergency
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
warnings against Phone Scams and Phishing Attacks
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
New Defense Production Act Orders: 1) facilitate the supply of materials for ventilator production by certain manufacturers and 2) prevent the export of certain scarce and critical materials, including personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 respirators and surgical masks, that have been the target of hoarders.
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: General recommendations
CDC Face Covering Guidance
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Administration Issues Key Recommendations to Nursing Homes, State and Local Governments
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion to allow uses and disclosures of protected health information by business associates for public health and health oversight activities during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Provides Updated Guidance to Address the Urgent Need for Blood During the Pandemic
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
DOJ and HHS Partner to Distribute More Than Half A Million Medical Supplies Confiscated From Price Gougers
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: General recommendations
guidelines for coping with stress around coronavirus
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
recommendations for Optimizing Ventilator Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
FDA Authorization of Mask Sterilization Procedure
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bill, Including Landmark Over-the-Counter Drug Reform and User Fee Legislation
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA expedites review of diagnostic tests to combat COVID-19
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Accelerates Clinical Trials, Prepares for Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS accepts donations of medicine to Strategic National Stockpile as possible treatments for COVID-19 patients
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Trump Administration Engages America’s Hospitals in Unprecedented Data Sharing
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2020-03-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Trump Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA takes further steps to help mitigate supply interruptions of food and medical products
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
OCR Issues Bulletin on Civil Rights Laws and HIPAA Flexibilities That Apply During the COVID-19 Emergency
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: General recommendations
CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Administration Approves 34th State Request for Medicaid Emergency Waivers; most recent addition of Medicaid 1135 state approvals includes New York, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. They join the following states with already-approved 1135 approval letters: Iowa, Indiana, Rhode Island, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Alabama, California, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, Arizona, Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi Louisiana, Illinois, Washington and Florida.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA takes action to help increase U.S. supply of ventilators and respirators for protection of health care workers, patients
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
CARES act: assistance for workers and families; assistance for small businesses; preservation of jobs; assistance for state governments
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
FSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation and Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Interim Guidance on Breastfeeding for a Mother Confirmed or Under Investigation For COVID-19
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
CDC Statement on Self-Quarantine Guidance for Greater New York City Transportation and Delivery Workers
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The National Library of Medicine expands access to coronavirus literature through PubMed Central
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Implements President Trump’s Hoarding Prevention Executive Order
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act; $250 million in new funding to support these services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Awards $100 Million to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Trump Approves Texas Disaster Declaration
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Trump Approves Florida Disaster Declaration
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
$16 billion in funding for the purchase of personal protective equipment - you know about that - such as masks and respirators through the Strategic National Stockpile.
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA takes action to increase U.S. supplies through instructions for PPE and device manufacturers
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA takes action to increase U.S. supplies through instructions for PPE and device manufacturers
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Trump Approves Iowa Disaster Declaration
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Trump Approves Louisiana Disaster Declaration
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure First Responders and Others Receive Protected Health Information about Individuals Exposed to COVID-19
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Announces Grants to Provide Meals for Older Adults
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
FDA Helps Facilitate Veterinary Telemedicine During Pandemic
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the coronavirus pandemic
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Executive Order on Preventing Hoarding of Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID-19 " The Secretary shall adopt and revise appropriate rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement this order. "
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CMS Announces Findings at Kirkland Nursing Home and New Targeted Plan for Healthcare Facility Inspections in light of COVID-19
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
COVID-19 workers get training to protect their own health
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CMS Approves Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers for 11 Additional States in Response to COVID-19; Alabama Arizona California Illinois Louisiana Mississippi New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico North Carolina Virginia
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The White House announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus.
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Checklists and Tools to Accelerate Relief for State Medicaid & CHIP Programs
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2020-03-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19
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2020-03-22 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Memorandum on Providing Federal Support for Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19
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2020-03-22 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Trump Approves Washington Disaster Declaration
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Funds Phase 2/3 Clinical Trial for Potential Treatment for COVID-19
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Testing policy
FDA Issues first Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Diagnostic
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The United States has reached mutual agreements with Canada and Mexico to restrict non-essential travel across our northern and southern borders. The United States will expeditiously return aliens who cross between ports of entry or are otherwise not allowed to enter the country, as the facilities in which these aliens would normally be held cannot support quarantine for the time needed to assess potential cases. These aliens are processed in stations designed for short-term processing, where distancing is not a viable option, creating a serious danger of an outbreak.
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
FDA provides guidance on production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer to help boost supply, protect public health
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS, DOD coordinate international airlift of COVID-19 supplies
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA allows expanded use of devices to monitor patients’ vital signs remotely
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Trump Approves New York Disaster Declaration
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
NIH shifts non-mission-critical laboratory operations to minimal maintenance phase
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Tax Day will be moved from April 15 to July 15. No interest or penalties will be charged for filing during this extended window, but any American expecting refunds or credits may claim now to get their money sooner. To minimize impact on our nation’s students, the Department of Education is temporarily waiving all interest on federally held student loans. Secretary Betsy DeVos has also directed federal lenders to allow borrowers to suspend their student loan payments without penalty for at least the next 60 days.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS announces upcoming action to provide funding to tribes for COVID-19 response
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
CDC Encourages Donating Blood If You Are Well
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CMS Approves Washington State’s Request for 1135 Medicaid Waivers
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: General recommendations
CMS Releases Recommendations on Adult Elective Surgeries, Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures During COVID-19 Response
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Partnership with Ad Council, Major Media Networks, and Digital Platforms for COVID-19 Messages
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing immediate relief to renters and homeowners by suspending all foreclosures and evictions until the end of April. Health & Human Services will also suspend foreclosures and evictions
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
release of $62 million from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious-Disease Outbreaks (ERF) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to address the pandemic of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus now called SARS-CoV-2. This funding fulfills the pledge of up to $100 million for international efforts to combat COVID-19 announced by the U.S. Department of State on February 7, 2020
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Issues Guidance for Conducting Clinical Trials
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Supports Mesa Biotech to Develop a Rapid Diagnostic to Detect Novel Coronavirus Infections
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Executive Order on Prioritizing and Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of Covid-19
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Defense Department will massively expand medical resources, making 5 million respirator masks and 2,000 ventilators available for use FEMA is now activated in every region of the country and at the highest level Navy hospital ships are being deployed to impacted areas
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA empowers states to expedite tests
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Historic Expansion of Telehealth Access to Combat COVID-19
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
warning consumers against becoming victims of health fraud and taking action to stop health scam
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
NIH advises: New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Issues Temporary Policy for FSMA Onsite Audit Requirements to prevent food supply chain disruptuon
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel-Widespread Ongoing Transmission
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CMS Approves First State Request for 1135 Medicaid Waiver in Florida
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: General recommendations
recommendation by president to avoid public gatherings to 10 persons etc.
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
15 Days to Slow the Spread new guidelines to help protect Americans during the global Coronavirus outbreak.
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Launch of Phase 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Issues Diagnostic Emergency Use Authorization to Hologic and LabCorp
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Call to action for techn community; National Institutes of Health released the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) of scholarly literature about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and the Coronavirus group.
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2020-03-15 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
National Day of Prayer for All Americans Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic and for our National Response Efforts. I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers for all those affected, including people who have suffered harm or lost loved ones.
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Non-residents and non-citizens of the US who have travelled in the last 14 days to: China, Iran, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or in Switzerland, and the UK
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
extensions on suspension of entry and scope/limitations of entry (expanded to include UK and Ireland) with many exceptions
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Screenings are being undertaken at selected airports
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Thermo Fisher
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2020-03-13 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will temporarily pause all ECA-funded programs that involve travel to and from countries with heightened U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Alert Level 2 (Practice Enhanced Precautions) and Warning Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) or heightened State Department COVID-19 related Travel Advisory Levels 3 (Reconsider Travel) and 4 (Do Not Travel).
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
pandemic is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency determination under section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the "Stafford Act").
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Secretary Azar Designates Admiral Giroir to Coordinate COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Efforts
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
FDA gives flexibility to New York State Department of Health, FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization diagnostic
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
declaration of national emergency
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS funds development of COVID-19 diagnostic tests
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
pursuant to section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d). Our response must include heightened coordination among Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies, and we must offer States the flexibility they need to care for their citizens. In accordance with this principle, the Food and Drug Administration, in coordination with the State of New York, allowed the State flexibility in expediting State-approved COVID-19 testing. Should additional States request flexibility to authorize laboratories within the State to develop and perform tests used to detect COVID-19, the Secretary shall take appropriate action, consistent with law, to facilitate the request.
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Trump Has Mobilized the Full Resources of the Federal Government to Respond to the Coronavirus
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Enforcement Discretion for Community-Based Testing Sites During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency: will not impose penalties for violations of the HIPAA Rules against covered entities or business associates in connection with the good faith participation in the operation of COVID-19 testing sites during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. This exercise of enforcement discretion is effective immediately, but has a retroactive effect to March 13, 2020.
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2020-03-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
CDC to Award Over $560 Million to State & Local Jurisdictions in Support of COVID-19 Response
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2020-03-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The President is announcing an economic assistance package to help support businesses and workers who have been harmed by this outbreak. President Trump has instructed the Small Business Administration (SBA) to exercise available authority to provide loans to businesses affected by the coronavirus. These loans will help overcome disruptions caused by the coronavirus. The President is calling on Congress to increase funding for this program by an additional $50 billion. The President will be instructing the Department of the Treasury to defer tax payments for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus. This action will provide more than $200 billion of additional liquidity to the economy. President Trump is calling on Congress to immediately pass payroll tax relief. The President announced that he will soon be taking emergency action to provide financial relief for workers who are ill, quarantined, or caring for others due to the coronavirus. The President also called on Congress to take action to extend this relief for workers.
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
United States has decided to host the upcoming G7 ministerial virtually by video teleconference instead of gathering in Pittsburgh, March 24-25
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2020-03-10 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
FDA is postponing most foreign inspections through April, effective immediately. Inspections outside the U.S. deemed mission-critical will still be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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2020-03-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CMS Sends More Detailed Guidance to Providers about COVID-19; CMS Issues Guidance to help Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans Respond to COVID-19; COVID-19 Response News Alert: CMS Issues Frequently Asked Questions on Guidance to State Survey Agencies Suspending Non-Emergency Survey Inspections
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CMS Issues Clear, Actionable Guidance to Providers about COVID-19 Virus
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Coronavirus Update: FDA and FTC Warn Seven Companies Selling Fraudulent Products that Claim to Treat or Prevent COVID-19
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Supports Development of First High-Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Test
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2020-03-08 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Clinicians should use their judgment to determine if a patient has signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19 and whether the patient should be tested.
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS Solicits Proposals for Development of Medical Products for Novel Coronavirus
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
CMS Issues Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Medicare Providers
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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2020-03-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CMS Develops Additional Code for Coronavirus Lab Tests
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2020-03-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
HHS to Procure N95 Respirators to Support Healthcare Workers in COVID-19 Outbreaks
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2020-03-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
HHS Announces Initial Funding to Jurisdictions Supporting COVID-19 Response
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2020-03-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
commitment of $37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 countries affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of its spread.
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2020-03-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States
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2020-03-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA and CDC take action to increase access to respirators, including N95s, for health care personnel
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2020-03-01 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
national emergency declared
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2020-02-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FDA Issues New Policy to Help Expedite Availability of Diagnostics
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2020-02-28 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
CDC issues criteria to Guide Evaluation and Testing of Patients Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
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2020-02-27 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Pence Announces Ambassador Debbie Birx to Serve as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
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2020-02-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
NIH clinical trial of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 begins
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2020-02-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
clinical trial for remdesivir
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2020-02-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
17.8 tons of personal protection equipment and medical supplies were delivered,
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2020-02-14 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
supply chain surveillance
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2020-02-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CDC begins shipping testing kits
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2020-02-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CDC has developed a new laboratory test kit for use in testing patient specimens for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19.
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2020-02-04 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for the First 2019 Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic
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2020-01-31 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus
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2020-01-31 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
(Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address This Risk. The restriction applies to foreign nationals who have been in the Schengen Area, 26 countries in Europe with open borders agreements, in the last 14 days. Those who are exempt from these restrictions, such as American citizens, will be directed to a limited number of airports where screening can take place. There is extensive travel back and forth between Europe that heightens the risk here in the United States
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2020-01-31 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
declaration of public health emergency
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2020-01-30 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States
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2020-01-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
CDC Grows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Cell Culture; Virus isolates will be used for research by the scientific and medical community
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2020-01-21 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to better provide ongoing support to the COVID-19 response.
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