The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)

May 11, 2023

En español

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has declared that May 11, 2023 marks the end of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the United States government declared a “Public Health Emergency” that changed the way government programs were accessed, and more. The resources below give more information on how those programs will be changing now that the PHE has lifted.

While COVID-19 still remains a concern for many, below are some resources for you to learn more about the ending of the PHE. Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) will continue to provide information regarding Long-COVID, mental health and COVID-19, and more in the coming months.

SourceTitle + Link
Center for Disease Control (CDC)“COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)”
Disability Rights Texas“The End of the Public Health Emergency: What You Need to Know” *Available in Spanish and ASL
The New York TimesOPINION – “If the Pandemic Is No Longer a Public Health Emergency, Then What Is It?”
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)“Fact Sheet: End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency”
NPR“Pandemic hits ‘stop button,’ but for some life is forever changed”

*Please note that we are working hard to make sure all information here is up-to-date. However, for the most up-to-date information, please visit the website of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Other COVID-19 and Long-COVID Related Resources, Stories, and Information:

SourceTitle + Link
ADA LiveEpisode 106: “COVID and Mental Health
ADA LiveEpisode 104: “Employment, ADA, and Post-COVID Health
ADA LiveEpisode 97: “Back to School with the ADA in a COVID-19 World
CNN Business“Long Covid disabled them. Then they met a ‘broken’ Social Security disability process”