July 23, 2021
Updates on COVID-19 Regulations
AHPA continues to follow new COVID-19 regulations, guidance and other government actions. The updates below are the latest guidance and other developments since July 12, 2021 to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
Public Health Emergency Extended Until October
Secretary Becerra has extended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration through October 17, 2021. HHS has committed to giving states at least 60-days’ notice before lifting the PHE.
FDA Revokes EUA for Certain Respirators and Decontamination Systems
The FDA has revoked emergency use authorizations (EUA) for certain respirators and decontamination systems as access to N95 masks has increased. As access to domestic supply of disposable respirators continues to significantly improve, the FDA urges health care organizations to transition away from crisis capacity conservation strategies that were implemented at the onset of the pandemic.
CDC Extends the Eviction Moratorium for 30 Days
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rent. The moratorium is extended through July 31, 2021 and is intended to be the final extension.
White House Signals New COVID-19 Strategy as Delta Variant Spreads
The White House is continuing to encourage Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccination and is signaling a shift towards grassroot tactics. The President laid out a series of steps his Administration is taking to make the vaccine more accessible, with a focus on youth outreach.