Coronavirus update for May 20, 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 four occasions in the past two weeks, including new updates dated yesterday.  Updates from yesterday include instructions on attestation and questions about change in ownership.  Go here to see the changes, which are identified within the document.
  • HHS announced that its Health Resources and Services Administration provided $225 million to rural health clinics for COVID-19 testing and shared a state-by-state breakdown of the funding.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Food and Drug Administration


Congressional Research Service

The CRS has published a new report titled FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program and Connected Care Pilot Program: Funding to Assist Health Care Providers and Patients.”

Department of Labor

The department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has adopted revised policies for enforcing OSHA’s requirements involving COVID-19 as economies reopen in states throughout the country.

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.