Coronavirus Update for May 21, 2020

Coronavirus update for Thursday, May 21 as of 3:30 p.m. Department of Health and Human Services HHS has again updated its CARES Act Provider Relief Fund FAQ. HHS has announced that it is collaborating with Astra Zeneca to make available at least 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine called AZD1222, with the first doses delivered as early as October of this year. HHS has notified skilled nursing facilities of its intent to distribute additional Provider Relief Fund grants to them.  According to email communication directly from HHS to those providers, “Each SNF will receive a fixed distribution of $50,000, [...]