Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sep 18, 2020
The AHA requests that the Department of Health and Human Services revise certain FAQs that place problematic restrictions on the use of some CARES Act Provider Relief Fund dollars.
Sep 17, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recently posted new and updated COVID-19 resources at its Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange.
Sep 17, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration approved dexmedetomidine hydrochloride in 0.9% sodium chloride injection for the sedation of initially intubated and mechanically ventilated patients in an intensive-care setting and of non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures.
Sep 17, 2020
The National Institutes of Health awarded $12 million to non-profit research institution RTI International for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 17, 2020
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study suggests that social distancing and other measures to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 could help reduce the impact of flu this fall and winter in the United States if widely practiced.
Sep 16, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services today released its strategy for the public distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Sep 16, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration released comparative performance data for 55 COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests.
Sep 16, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services released its strategy for the public distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. HHS said that it developed the strategy in coordination with the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep 16, 2020
Learn how Opelousas General Health System (OGHS), the main health care provider in the rural area of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, rapidly enacted a communications and response system to address gaps in community needs and support during COVID-19.
Sep 15, 2020
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that Hispanic, Black and American Indian/Alaskan Native persons under the age 21 disproportionately accounted for most COVID-19-related deaths in this age category.