ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The National Governors Association, chaired by Larry Hogan is calling on President Donald Trump to renew the Public Health Emergency for COVID-19, set to expire July 25.
The PHE includes funding for states to deal with the pandemic, and many recently have hit record numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases, causing governors to pause or roll back re-openings.
"The U.S. government must ensure governors, states and territories continue to have all the tools necessary to manage the COVID-19 surge. The PHE declaration, along with Stafford Act Declarations, ensures that critical resources, including enhanced FMAP, funding for testing the uninsured, and critical regulatory flexibilities, remain available at the federal and state level," said the National Governors Association.