Coronavirus update for Friday, June 26 as of 3:30 p.m.

Department of Health and Human Services

HHS updated its CARES Act Provider Relief Fund FAQ. The latest changes are marked “6/22/2020.”  Most refer to the planned Provider Relief Fund distribution of $15 billion to Medicaid and CHIP providers.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Food and Drug Administration


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The CDC has updated and expanded its list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19.

Department of Labor

The Labor Department has posted an online tool to help workers determine whether they are eligible for paid sick leave due to COVID-19.

Government Accountability Office

The GAO has issued a new report, COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Federal Response and Recovery Efforts, that describes the federal response to the pandemic, reaches conclusions about that response, and offers recommendations for improving the government response to such crises.

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.