October 1, 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 September 18, 2021 to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
CDC Widens Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
The CDC partially overruled an agency advisory panel’s decision to limit boosters to those 65 and older or at high-risk. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky’s overruling will expand access to boosters to people at risk of on-the-job COVID-19 infection.
HRSA Gives Hospitals 60-Day Grace Period on COVID-19 Relief Fund Reporting
HRSA is giving hospitals a 60-day grace period for the first round of provider relief fund reporting. The September 30th deadline will remain, but the agency will not initiate enforcement actions from October 1st to November 30th.