U.S. Will End COVID-19 Emergency Declarations in May
The White House revealed this week that it will end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11. That makes it almost three years since the United States imposed pandemic measures to curb the spread of the virus.
The move to end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations would formally restructure the federal coronavirus response to treat the virus as an endemic threat.
The COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency were first introduced in 2020 and have been repeatedly extended.
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in a statement the two declarations, which were set to expire in the coming months, would be extended again until May 11 and then terminated, as reported by AP.
COVID-19 cases are declining in the United States after a small spike during holiday travel. The current 7-day average is at 446 deaths per day, government data shows.
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