The COVID-19 pandemic
rural communities and healthcare facilities, and repercussions of the pandemic continue. Here are
targeted resources to address ongoing concerns:
current guidance to communities, see COVID.gov,
which provides information about vaccinations, testing, treatment, and more.
Rural Monitor article, Perspectives on the Long of
COVID: From Doomscrolling to Rural Management Strategies, provides insights on how Long
COVID is impacting rural areas. For more information, see COVID.gov: Long COVID.
COVID-19 Vaccination in Rural Areas for resources and
information focused on rural vaccination outreach strategies.
For information on how to
support health insurance coverage, see Communicating about the Medicaid/CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding
in Rural Areas.
guidance to providers on regulatory changes, see Fact
Sheet: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap and Frequently
Asked Questions: CMS Waivers, Flexibilities, and the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
Policy Changes after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency identifies permanent Medicare changes as
well as changes in telehealth policy that go through 2024.
additional insights, research, and other rural COVID-19 information from a wide variety
of sources, see the Resources section of this guide. Many of our
other Topic Guides also provide information on the impacts the pandemic has had on
specific rural issues.
Last Updated: 9/5/2023
Last Reviewed: 9/5/2023