PHE officially extended until April 11ish

January 13, 2023

As you will recall, the Biden Administration has made a commitment to the public to give 60 days warning in advance of its’ intent to end the federal Public Health Emergency.

On January 11 Secretary Becerra extended the PHE again.  Given the 90 day increments in which the PHE has been re-extended over the years of the pandemic, that brings us to on or around April 11 as the next date where the federal government needs to make a decision about further extending or ending the Public Health Emergency.

“As a result of the continued consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  pandemic, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby renew, effective January 11, 2023, the January 31, 2020, determination by former Secretary Alex M. Azar II, that he previously renewed on April 21, 2020, July 23, 2020, October 2, 2020, and January 7, 2021, and that I renewed on April 15, 2021, July 19, 2021, October 15, 2021, January 14, 2022, April 12, 2022, July 15, 2022, and October 13, 2022, that a public health emergency exists and has existed since January 27, 2020, nationwide.”