End of the COVID-19 PHE Declaration

What You Need to Know

  • The federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration ended on May 11, 2023.
  • Most tools, like vaccines, treatments, and testing, will remain available.
  • CDC’s ability to collect and share certain data will change.
  • CDC is updating its guidance to align with data changes.
To read more detailed information regarding the end of the COVID-19 PHE declaration, you can visit the CDC’s website by clicking here .

Vaccines are currently still available.

The U.S. government is still distributing free COVID-19 vaccinations for all adults and children. You can follow this link to find a free vaccine near you.

COVID-19 at-home tests may no longer be covered by insurance.

Insurance providers will no longer be required to waive costs or provide free COVID-19 tests. CDC’s No Cost COVID-19 Testing Locator can help people find current community and pharmacy partners participating in the Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program.

Treatments will remain available.

Medication to prevent severe cases of COVID-19 will remain available for free until supplies last, at which point the manufacturer and insurance companies will determine their cost. The CDC recommends checking with your healthcare provider if you need early treatment to prevent severe COVID-19.

National reporting and collection of COVID-19 data will change.

CDC has published two articles which offer a more detailed description of changes to data after the expiration of the COVID-19 PHE declaration. Find them here: