Coronavirus update for May 19, 2020 as of 2:30 p.m.

Department of Health and Human Services

  • HHS has updated its FAQ for the distribution of CARES Act money through the Provider Relief Fund on three occasions in the past two weeks. Go here to see the changes, which are identified within the document.
  • HHS is providing $11 billion in new funding to support COVID-19 testing to states, territories, and tribes. States must submit to HHS their projected month-to-month testing plans and capabilities for the rest of calendar year 2020.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS issued recommendations on the safe reopening of nursing homes. See CMS’s announcement, the recommendations, and an FAQ.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Food and Drug Administration


National Institutes of Health


Federal Funding Opportunities for Hospitals

  • The National Alliance of Safety-Net Hospitals has prepared a document that collects and presents in one place the various new federal funding opportunities for hospitals resulting from legislation addressing the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Find that document here.

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