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Biden Administration to Again Extend the Covid Public-Health Emergency

  • Health officials to renew designation as expiration nears
  • Millions to keep special access to insurance, telehealth
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Covid’s Not Over Yet

The US government will once again extend the Covid-19 public health emergency, continuing measures that have given millions of Americans special access to health insurance and telehealth services.

The Department of Health and Human Services has repeatedly renewed the emergency since it was originally declared in January 2020, with the most recent extension set to expire July 15. The next extension is expected to take effect Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public.