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As COVID-19 Cases Rise Again, So Do Emergency Public Health Status and Mask Mandates

Week of April 10 - April 16, 2022
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COVID-19 Update

  • Cases have increased by 10% in the U.S. over the past two weeks, with the Northeast seeing the largest increase. Hospitalizations have not increased at that rate—despite the fact that they lag increases in case detection. Some experts are saying it’s possible there is less of a connection between cases and hospitalizations, which would be a great improvement.

  • The Biden Administration has extended the national COVID-19 public health “emergency” status for another 90 days. The details on what that means for healthcare providers can be found in a previous edition of Top Reads.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that masks will be required for air travel and on public transit through May 3, an extension of just over 2 weeks.

  • Philadelphia reinstated its indoor mask mandate after eliminating it just 1 month ago. The city’s health commissioner cited the desire to avoid the increase that is being experienced in Europe.

Related Links

The New York Times
COVID in the Northeast

The New York TimesThe Biden Administration Extends the National COVID Public Health Emergency for Another 90 Days

AP News
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