Infectious Disease

What Happens When COVID-19 Emergency Declarations End? 

The federal government plans to let the coronavirus public health emergency expire in May. The emergency rules provided benefits to help Americans cope with the pandemic.

Dr. Emilio Mazza, critical care chief at Virtua Mount Holly Hospital, recently discussed what the change could mean for patients and health care providers. For example, many people may have to start paying for COVID tests, vaccines, and treatments. Yet currently, the virus is still killing hundreds of Americans each day.

The upcoming shift could “make it more complicated” for many people to access care, Dr. Mazza said. Watch on CBS 3.