AP News: Biden ends COVID national emergency after Congress acts

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President Joe Biden has signed a congressional resolution to end the U.S. national emergency for COVID-19 pandemic after three years, weeks before its expiration along with a separate public health emergency. The national emergency enabled the government to take broad actions to deal with the pandemic’s impact on the country’s health, economic, and welfare systems. While some emergency measures have already been successfully phased out, others are still being wound-down. Biden had publicly opposed the resolution, but he did not veto it. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s COVID-19 mortgage forbearance program is set to end at the end of May, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is now returning to a requirement for in-home visits to determine eligibility for caregiver assistance. The full article By Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder can be read here on AP News. For more information on COVID-19 click here.

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