Transitioning from Pandemic to Endemic

The Public Health Emergency (PHE) declared in 2020 for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic expired on May 11, 2023. The PHE is a declaration by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that allows for flexibilities and special rules during, public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. While there were many policy changes, access to COVID-19 vaccinations and treatments will remain available. President Joe Biden signed House Joint Resolution 7 (H.J. Res. 7) into law, officially ending the national emergency that has been in place for more than three years. The ending of the COVID-19 national emergency is different from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and will not impact Health and Human Services (HHS) operations or the associated unwinding of the COVID-19 PHE. The next few months are set to be a transition period to prepare for the changes due to the ending of these emergency declarations. USET Tribal Epidemiology Center (TEC) and USET SPF aim to support Tribal Nations during this transitional period.


USET Tribal Epidemiology Center Alerts


Additional Resources
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sources
Health and Human Services (HHS) Sources
White House Sources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities