An average of 400 daily COVID-related deaths.

The potential loss of access to telehealth services.

The need to redetermine Medicaid eligibility for people who benefited from the loosening of eligibility standards under the 2020 Family First Coronavirus Response Act.

The upcoming commercialization of COVID vaccines.

A promise to the nation’s governors of 60 days’ advance notice.

These are among the reasons the federal government recently extended the declaration of the COVID-19 public health emergency for another 90 days.

Becker’s Hospital Review takes a closer look at these and other reasons for the public health emergency’s extension in the article “HHS renews COVID-19 PHE for 11th time – here’s why.”  Find it here.