The federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration officially expired on May 11th, 2023, marking the end of several federal financial assistance programs and federal mandates. During the public health emergency, the USDA extended deadlines for agricultural producers to respond to loan servicing and temporarily suspended debt collections and foreclosure for financially distressed borrowers. States are now resuming Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews. This means some people with Medicaid or CHIP coverage could be disenrolled from those programs. Employees, especially those in rural areas, who have benefited from telehealth services will have extended telehealth services through the end of December 2024. OSHA guidelines have yet to be updated since the end of the emergency, meaning the contraction of COVID-19 due to work-related activities is still a recordable illness. Federal vaccine mandates for all federal employees have also been lifted, however, vaccines and COVID tests are still available.
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