January 30: Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Health and Human Services Secretary Ale Azar declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to the coronavirus.

“While this virus poses a serious public health threat, the risk to the American public remains low at this time, and we are working to keep this risk low,” Secretary Azar said. “We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all Americans, and this public health emergency declaration is the latest in the series of steps the Trump Administration has taken to protect our country.”


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