Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Apr 13, 2022
As urged by the AHA, HHS renewed the COVID-19 emergency declaration for another 90 days effective April 16.
Apr 8, 2022
For more than two full years – day in and day out – hospitals and health systems and their front-line caregivers have cared for patients, comforted families and protected communities during this unprecedented public health crisis. 
Apr 7, 2022
Certain emergency blanket waivers issued for nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and other settings in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency will end in 30 or 60 days, depending on the waiver.
Apr 6, 2022
President Biden yesterday directed the HHS secretary to coordinate the federal response.
Apr 6, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released updated guidance for compliance with the agency’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health care staff.
Apr 5, 2022
It is no accident that so many hospitals and health systems performed at their best under the worst pandemic conditions. Lessons learned years earlier enabled organizations to excel under the stress of the pandemic.
Apr 4, 2022
AHA and AHRQ are releasing a new toolkit for preventing CLABSI and CAUTI in intensive care units. It the customizable resource offers assessment tools and a reduction plan.
Mar 30, 2022
As Congress and the Administration continue to discuss potential legislation that would provide additional resources to address the challenges caused by COVID-19, it is imperative that hospital and health system leaders contact their lawmakers and urge support for a number of priorities to…
Mar 28, 2022
AHA, hospital groups ask U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra, to renew the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
Mar 28, 2022
AHA letter to OSHA requesting a deadline extension for the comment period reopening of Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) interim final rule establishing an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on “Occupational Exposure to COVID–19” (Docket No. OSHA–2020–0004).