Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra has renewed the declaration of a public health emergency due to the continuation of the pandemic. The current COVID-19 public health emergency has been extended through October 18, 2021. The emergency may be extended through the rest of 2021 in 90-day increments. WSHA will continue to monitor this important federal declaration and understands that HHS will provide states with substantial notice before the national emergency declaration ends. Read the official declaration online.