Coronavirus Update for Tuesday, September 29

The following is the latest COVID-19 information from the federal government as 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 29.

Provider Relief Fund

  • HHS has revised its Provider Relief Fund FAQ with updated information about the tax identification number (TIN) validation process for phase 2 general distribution payments. The update consists of six changes, all marked “modified 9/28/2020,” on pages 30 and 31 of that document.

Department of Health and Human Services

  • HHS announced that it will distribute 150 million units of a rapid point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic test to states with the expectation that they will be used to facilitate the reopening of schools, critical infrastructure, and businesses and to support first responders.
  • HHS’s Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, has posted the presentation “COVID-19: Optimizing Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies,” which was the centerpiece of a recent webinar.  Go here to see the presentation and find information about how to view the recorded webinar.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Food and Drug Administration

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention