CDC has updated the implications following the federal government’s plans to end the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023. Once the PHE ends, the following two components of the U.S. Exposure Notifications System will be discontinued.
- National Key Server (NKS) and Multitenant Verification Server (MVS) Operations
- Exposure Notifications Express (ENX) Solution
In addition, sentinel surveillance has been added to the list of CDC COVID-19 data activities that are not directly affected by the PHE. Others not affected include case and death reporting, national genomic surveillance, wastewater surveillance, and traveler genomic surveillance.
Also, CDC’s “Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic” will remain in effect until terminated by the president. This is because the order is implemented under a Presidential proclamation, Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Following are helpful resources regarding PHEs.
- Public Health Emergency Declaration Q&As
- CMS COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
- CMS Waivers, Flexibilities, and the Transition Forward from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
- CDC’s Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic