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Emergency Preparedness & Recovery News Releases

  
December 3, 2018: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Alaska as a Result of the Earthquake
HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency in Alaska Due to Earthquake Damage
November 21, 2018: HHS Activates Aid for Uninsured Californians in Need of Medications Lost in Wildfires
November 13, 2018: HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency in California due to Wildfires
October 25, 2018: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands as the Result of Typhoon Yutu
October 25, 2018: Waiver or Modification of Requirements Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act Typhoon Yutu in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
October 25, 2018: HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency in US Territory Due to Super Typhoon Yutu
October 18, 2018: ​​Renewal of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Opioid Crisis​
October 18, 2018: HHS Activates Aid for Uninsured Floridians Needing Medicine after Hurricane Michael
October 11, 2018: CMS Acts to help with Hurricane Michael Emergency Response
October 11, 2018: Hurricane Michael HIPAA Bulletin: Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties during Declared Emergencies​
October 11, 2018: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Georgia​ as the Result of Hurricane Michael​​
October 11, 2018: Waiver or Modification of Requirements Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act in Georgia as the Result of Hurricane Michael​​​​
October 11, 2018: HHS Secretary Azar declares public health emergency in Georgia due to Hurricane Michael
October 9, 2018: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in Florida​ as the Result of Hurricane Michael​
October 9, 2018: Waiver or Modification of Requirements Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act in Florida as the Result of Hurricane Michael​​​
October 9, 2018: HHS Secretary Azar declares public health emergency in Florida due to Hurricane Michael
September 12, 2018: Waiver or Modification of Requirements Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act in the Commonwealth of Virginia as the Result of Hurricane Florence
September 12, 2018: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia as the Result of Hurricane Florence
September 11, 2018: HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergencies in North Carolina and South Carolina Due to Hurricane Florence
September 11, 2018: Waiver or Modification of Requirements Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act in the North Carolina and South Carolina as the Result of Hurricane Florence
September 11, 2018: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in North Carolina and South Carolina as the Result of Hurricane Florence
September 11, 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​
November 30, 2017: Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., updating on Puerto Rico related medical product shortages
November 2, 2017: HHS activates aid for uninsured U.S. Virgin Islands residents needing medicine
November 2, 2017: HHS activa ayuda para habitantes sin seguro de las Islas Vírgenes de EE.UU. que necesitan medicamentos
HHS Acting Secretary Declares Public Health Emergency to Address National Opioid Crisis
October 19, 2017: Providing care and restoring health services in Puerto Rico
October 15, 2017: Acting Secretary Hargan declares public health emergency in California due to wildfires
October 12, 2017: HHS, FEMA, DOD and VA continue to provide sustained and critical medical care support for Puerto Rico as part of Trump Administration response to Hurricane Maria
October 8, 2017: HHS Acting Secretary Wright declares public health emergencies in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi due to Hurricane Nate
October 6, 2017: Federal, local efforts closely coordinated to care for Hurricane Maria survivors
October 5, 2017: HHS activates aid for uninsured Puerto Rico residents needing medicine
October 2, 2017: HHS broadens support to shore up health care facilities impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
October 2, 2017: CMS offers broad support for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with Hurricane Maria recovery
September 30, 2017: HHS augments medical care at hospitals in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria
September 28, 2017: HHS boosts post-Hurricane Maria medical surge into U.S. territories
September 26, 2017: HHS brings medical and public health relief to US territories recovering from Hurricanes Maria, Irma
September 25, 2017: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA actions to bring relief to citizens of Puerto Rico; to help the island recover its consideriable and economically vital medical product manufacturing base; and to prevent critical shortage
September 25, 2017: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA actions to bring relief to citizens of Puerto Rico
September 22, 2017: Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s immediate steps to respond to Hurricane Maria and ongoing recovery efforts related to Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma
September 21, 2017: FEMA and its Partners Provide Reunification Guidance for Hurricane Maria Survivors and their Loved Ones
September 21, 2017: (CMS) Announces Efforts to Support Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands with Hurricane Maria Emergency Response
September 19, 2017: Secretary Price declares public health emergency in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria
September 19, 2017: Readout of Secretary Price and ASPR’s visit to Florida-based medical support teams
19 de Septiembre de 2017: Secretario Price declara emergencia de salud pública en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de EE. UU. a causa del huracán María
September 17: HHS activates program to reimburse hospitals caring for patients evacuated following Hurricane Irma
September 13, 2017: First HHS medical support team arrives in Florida Keys
September 11, 2017: President Donald J. Trump Approves Alabama Emergency Declaration​
September 10, 2017: President Donald J. Trump Approves Florida Disaster Declaration
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