Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
September 6, 2017
The waivers and modifications described herein apply in the geographic area covered by the President’s declaration, pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, of an emergency as a result of Hurricane Irma on September 5, 2017, in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands; and my September 6 determination, pursuant to section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, that a public health emergency exists and has existed as a result of the consequences of Hurricane Irma since September 5, 2017, in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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