HHS Extends Public Health Emergency Designation for COVID-19 Pandemic

October 20, 2022
Michael Bivona
workplace safety

On October 13, 2022, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra extended the designation of the COVID-19 pandemic as a public health emergency. This designation will remain in place for at least 90 days. As a reminder, the Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a Public Health Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic on January 31, 2020. The current Secretary has decided that the emergency designation needs to be extended.


This continued designation means that many healthcare-related pandemic measures will continue for the foreseeable future. Importantly, this includes the relaxed due dates on many employment-related healthcare items, such as COBRA elections.


You can read the emergency designation re-authorization HERE.



Heather Reynolds, ESQ
CCO - Administrative Officer
FNA Insurance Services, Inc.
516-348-7199 |[email protected]


Michael Bivona

Compliance Paralegal
FNA Insurance Services, Inc.
516-348-7135 |[email protected]