Coronavirus update for April 22 as of 4:30 p.m.

Distribution of Additional CARES Act Funding

Today the Department of Health and Human Services announced how it will distribute the remaining $70 billion of the $100 billion designated in the CARES Act for health care providers.  See a news release describing that plan here.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Department of Health and Human Services

  • HHS has launched a new web site to serve as a telehealth resource for health care providers and patients.  The site offers information about telemedicine, including an overview of telehealth, technology issues, COVID-19-related policy changes, and links to tools and resources for practitioners.
  • HHS and its Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have awarded nearly $165 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities. These investments will support 1779 small rural hospitals and provide additional funding to 14 HRSA-funded Telehealth Resource Centers to provide technical assistance on telehealth to help rural and underserved areas combat COVID-19.


Food and Drug Administration


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Institutes of Health

  • Working under the aegis of the NIH, a panel of U.S. physicians, statisticians, and other experts has developed treatment guidelines for COVID-19 based on published and preliminary data and the clinical expertise of the panelists.


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.