AHPA continues to follow new COVID-19 regulations, guidance and other government actions. The updates below are the latest guidance and other developments since March 22, 2021 to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. For earlier COVID-19 regulations and guidance, visit the previous Policy Brief.

Biden Administration Announces Extension of Special Enrollment Period
CMS is extending the special enrollment period on the Health Insurance Exchanges through August 15th, in an effort to extend coverage to more individuals.

CDC Relaxes Distance Requirements in Schools
The CDC has relaxed the physical distancing requirement for school children from 6 feet to 3 feet. Face masks should still be used; in cases where face masks are not an option, such as lunchtime, 6 feet of distance should still be maintained. Teachers and staff are advised to still observe the 6 feet rule.

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