COVID-19

From the Provider Relief Fund to workplace safety, keep up with the latest federal COVID-19 updates affecting healthcare providers and the public.

Nov 04, 2021

CMS Issues Rule on Healthcare Worker Vaccination Requirements

CMS issued an IFC requiring COVID vaccination of staff at all facilities regulated under Medicare CoPs, Conditions for Coverage, or Requirements for Participation, including hospitals.  

Nov 03, 2021

FEMA Public Assistance Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Administration to Children

FEMA is supporting equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to adults and children by continuing to offer funding for state, tribal, territorial and local vaccination efforts.

Oct 27, 2021

NETEC: Pediatric Surge Responses and Crisis Standards of Care

Speakers from the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center discuss the impact of the pediatric surge during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct 26, 2021

HRSA Extends Phase 4/ARP Rural Application Deadline

Applicants must submit TINs to the IRS for validation by Oct. 26, and complete and submit Phase 4/ARP applications by Nov. 3.

Sep 29, 2021

AHA Bulletin on HRSA Opening Application Process for Additional Distributions of COVID Relief Funds

HRSA announced the portal is now open for providers to apply for $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds. AHA's bulletin encourages members to apply for this funding as soon as possible.

Sep 29, 2021

CDC Alert re COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant People

CDC recommends urgent action to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant, who are trying to become pregnant, or who might become pregnant in the future.

Sep 10, 2021

Update on PRF and Rural ARP Funds

HHS announced several updates related to the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources. 

Aug 18, 2021

FEMA Medical Staffing Requests Advisory

State, Tribal and Territorial governments across the nation are experiencing increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, resulting in renewed strains on medical personnel availability. 

Jul 01, 2021

PRF Reporting Portal Data Entry Workbook

A Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal Data Entry workbook is available to assist providers as they complete the reporting process. 

Jul 01, 2021

PRF Reporting Portal Update and July 8 Technical Assistance Webinar

The PRF reporting portal is open for providers to report on use of payments received between April 10 and June 30, 2020. HRSA posted a workbook and a user guide to assist providers with reporting.

Jun 11, 2021

OSHA Issues Rule on COVID-19 Healthcare Workplace Safety

OSHA issued a final emergency rule requiring healthcare employers to protect workers against on-the-job COVID-19 infection. The emergency temporary standard applies only to the healthcare sector.

Jun 11, 2021

HHS Updates PRF Spending and Reporting Deadlines

HHS announced new deadlines for using and reporting on payments received from the Provider Relief Fund. Review the deadlines and other important details.

May 04, 2021

IHA Letter to HHS on PRF Deadline and Additional Distributions

IHA wrote HHS to request a swift release of remaining PRF funds. IHA also requested that HHS extended the utilization period beyond June 30, 2021.

Mar 26, 2021

An Option for COVID-19 Positive Patients: Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

COVID-19-positive patients can learn more about the option of monoclonal antibody treatment in this fact sheet. 

Mar 12, 2021

IHA Letter to HHS Urges Delay of Accelerated Loan Repayment

HHS and CMS provided funding through MAAPP without which most of our hospitals would be unable to continue serving their communities. IHA urges the agencies to adjust the final settlement date. 

Previous Federal COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus

IHA has worked closely with government officials to ensure Illinois hospitals have the resources and support they need to respond to COVID-19. See previous federal updates related to the pandemic.

Learn More