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Public Health Emergency Declarations

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may, under section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act determine that: a) a disease or disorder presents a public health emergency; or b) that a public health emergency, including significant outbreaks of infectious disease or bioterrorist attacks, otherwise exists. Learn More >>


Title

Disaster Type

State/Territory

Signed Date

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Continued Consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

COVID-19

National

 October 15, 2021

​​Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Continued Consequences of the Opioid CrisisOpioid Crisis​National ​October 6, 2021
​Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists as the Result of the Consequences of the Remnants of Hurricane Ida in New York and New Jersey​Hurricane​New York and
New Jersey
​September 3, 2021
​Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists as the Result of the Consequences of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and Mississippi
​Hurricane
​Louisiana and Mississippi
​August 30, 2021

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Continued Consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

COVID-19

National

 July 19, 2021

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Continued Consequences of the Opioid Crisis
​Opioid Crisis
​National
​July 7, 2021

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Continued Consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

COVID-19

National

April 15, 2021

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Continued Consequences of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

April 7, 2021

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the State of Texas as the Result of the Winter Storm

Winter Storm

Texas

February 17, 2021

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Continued Consequences of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

January 7, 2021

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Continued Consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

COVID-19

National

January 7, 2021

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

October 7, 2020

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as the Result of the Continued Consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

COVID-19

National

October 2, 2020

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the State of Oregon as the Consequences of Wildfires

Wildfire

Oregon

September 16, 2020

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the State of Louisiana and the State of Texas as a Result of Hurricane Laura

Hurricane

Louisiana

August 26, 2020

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the State of California as a Result of Wildfires

Wildfire

California

August 26, 2020

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as the Result of the Continued Consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

COVID-19

National

July 23, 2020

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

July 6, 2020

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as the Result of the Continued Consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (formerly called 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)) Pandemic

COVID-19

National

April 21, 2020

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

April 2, 2020

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19

National

January 31, 2020

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

January 24, 2020

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Result of the Consequences of Earthquakes on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Earthquake

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

January 8, 2020

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

October 16, 2019

​Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the State of North Carolina as the Result of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane

North Carolina

September 4, 2019

​Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the State of Georgia as the Result of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane

Georgia

September 2, 2019

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the State of South Carolina as the Result of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane

South Carolina

September 2, 2019

​Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the State of Florida as the Result of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane

Florida

August 30, 2019

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as the Result of Tropical Storm Dorian

Tropical Storm

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

August 28, 2019

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

July 17, 2019

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Louisiana as a Result of Tropical Storm Barry

Tropical Storm

Louisiana

July 12, 2019

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

April 19, 2019

Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in California as a Result of the Wildfires

Wildfire

California

January 30, 2019

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

January 17, 2019

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands as the Result of Typhoon Yutu​

Typhoon

Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands

January 17, 2019

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Alaska as a Result of the Earthquake

Earthquake

Alaska

December 3, 2018

November 13, 2018: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in California as a Result of the Wildfires

Wildfire

California

November 13, 2018

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands as the Result of Typhoon Yutu

Typhoon

Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands

October 25, 2018

​​Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis​

Opioid Crisis

National

October 18, 2018

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Georgia​ as the Result of Hurricane Michael​​

Hurricane

Georgia

October 11, 2018

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Florida​ as the Result of Hurricane Michael​

Hurricane

Florida

October 9, 2018

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia as the Result of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane

Commonwealth of Virginia

September 12, 2018

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists​ in the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Result of Hurricane Maria​

Hurricane

Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands

September 11, 2018

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in North Carolina and South Carolina as the Result of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane

North Carolina, South Carolina

September 11, 2018

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

July 23, 2018

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists​ in the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Result of Hurricane Maria​

Hurricane

Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands

June 12, 2018

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

April 20, 2018

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists​ in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as a Result of Hurricane Maria

Hurricane

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

March 16, 2018

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists​ in the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Result of Hurricane Maria

Hurricane

Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands

March 15, 2018

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

January 19, 2018

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as the Result of Hurricane Maria​

Hurricane

Territory of the U.S. Virgin Island
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

December 11, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

National

October 26, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in California​ as the Result of Wildfires​​

Wildfire

California

October 15, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Alabama​ as the Result of Hurricane Nate​

Hurricane

Alabama

October 8, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Florida​ as the Result of Hurricane Nate 

Hurricane

Florida

October 8, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Mississippi as the Result of Hurricane Nate​

Hurricane

Mississippi

October 8, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Louisiana as the Result of Hurricane Nate

Hurricane

Louisiana

October 8, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as the Result of Hurricane Maria​

Hurricane

Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

September 19, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in South Carolina as the Result of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane

South Carolina

September 8, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Georgia as the Result of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane

Georgia

September 8, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Florida as the Result of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane

Florida

September 8, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Florida as the Result of Hurricane Irma​

Hurricane

Florida

September 7, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands as the Result of Hurricane Irma​

Hurricane

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands

September 6, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Louisiana as the Result of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane

Louisiana

August 28, 2017

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists​ in Texas as the Result of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane

Texas

August 26, 2017

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of the Zika Virus Outbreak

Zika Virus Outbreak

National

April 28, 2017

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of the Zika Virus Outbreak

Zika Virus Outbreak

National

January 31, 2017

Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of the Zika Virus Outbreak

Zika Virus Outbreak

National

November 4, 2016

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Puerto Rico as a Consequence of the Zika Virus Outbreak

Zika Virus Outbreak

Puerto Rico

August 12, 2016

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in New York as a Consequence of Hurricane Sandy (Renewal)

Hurricane

New York

January 25, 2013

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in New Jersey as a Consequence of Hurricane Sandy 

Hurricane

New Jersey

November 1, 2012

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in New York as a Consequence of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane

New York

October 31, 2012

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Missouri as a Consequence of Severe Storms and Tornadoes in the Area (Renewal)

Severe Storm
Tornado

Missouri

February 15, 2012

Determination That a Public Health Emergency Exists in the State of New York (Renewal)

 

New York

December 22, 2011

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Missouri as a Consequence of Severe Storms and Tornadoes in the Area (Renewal)

Severe Storm
Tornado

Missouri

November 18, 2011

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of the Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee in the State of New York

Tropical Storm

New York

September 24, 2011

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Missouri as a Consequence of Severe Storms and Tornadoes in the Area (Renewal)

Severe Storm
Tornado

Missouri

August 19, 2011

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Missouri as a Consequence of Severe Storms and Tornadoes in the Area

Severe Storm
Tornado

Missouri

May 23, 2011

Flooding in North Dakota: Determination That a Public Health Emergency Exists

Flood

North Dakota

April 8, 2011

2009 H1N1 Flu Outbreak: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists (Renewal)

H1N1 Flu Outbreak

National

March 22, 2010

Flooding in North Dakota: Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists

Flood

North Dakota

March 18, 2010

2009 H1N1 Flu Outbreak: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists (Renewal)

H1N1 Flu Outbreak

National

December 28, 2009

2009 H1N1 Flu Outbreak: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists (Renewal)

H1N1 Flu Outbreak

National

October 1, 2009

2009 H1N1 Flu Outbreak: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists (Renewal)

H1N1 Flu Outbreak

National

July 24, 2009

2009 H1N1 Flu Outbreak: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists

H1N1 Flu Outbreak

National

April 26, 2009

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Severe Flooding in North Dakota

Flood

North Dakota

March 25, 2009

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Severe Flooding in Minnesota

Flood

Minnesota

March 27, 2009

The 56th Presidential Inauguration

Presidential Inauguration

 

January 16, 2009

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Ike in the State of Louisiana

Hurricane

Louisiana

September 13, 2008

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Ike in the State of Texas

Hurricane

Texas

September 11, 2008

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Gustav in the State of Louisiana

Hurricane

Louisiana

August 31, 2008

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Gustav in the State of Texas

Hurricane

Texas

August 31, 2008

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Gustav in the State of Alabama

Hurricane

Alabama

August 31, 2008

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Severe Flooding in Iowa

Flood

Iowa

June 14, 2008

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Severe Flooding in Indiana

Flood

Indiana

June 14, 2008

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Dean in the State of Texas

Hurricane

Texas

August 19, 2007

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Rita in the State of Texas

Hurricane

Texas

September 23, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Dean in the State of Louisiana        

Hurricane

Louisiana

September 23, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of Texas

Hurricane

Texas

September 4, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of Arkansas

Hurricane

Arkansas

September 7, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of Colorado

Hurricane

Colorado

September 7, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of Georgia

Hurricane

Georgia

September 7, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of North Carolina

Hurricane

North Carolina

September 7, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of Oklahoma

Hurricane

Oklahoma

September 7, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of Tennessee

Hurricane

Tennessee

September 7, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of West Virginia

Hurricane

West Virginia

September 7, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of Utah

Hurricane

Utah

September 7, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of Florida

Hurricane

Florida

August 31, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of Alabama

Hurricane

Alabama

August 31, 2005

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Consequence of Hurricane Katrina in the State of Mississippi

Hurricane

Mississippi

August 31, 2005

  • This page last reviewed: October 15, 2021