Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Officially Ends May 11

Thursday - Apr 27, 2023

Many to see changes in COVID-19 healthcare costs, insurance coverage, and benefits.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - On May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will officially end, marking a significant milestone in the fight against the pandemic. The declaration of the PHE was initially made on January 31, 2020 to mobilize and coordinate a nationwide response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The state of Illinois followed on March 9, 2020. Since then, Illinois residents could collect additional SNAP benefits, more than 1.4 million children received pandemic EBT (nutrition) support, and Medicaid benefits expanded so residents could access telehealth and additional resources1.

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