Date issued: 02/09/23
Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under the Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, to expire at the end of the day on May 11th, 2023. The response by HHS to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, remains a public health priority. The transition away from the emergency phase can begin. For more information, read this informative fact sheet regarding the public health emergency transition roadmap for COVID-19.