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Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Sep 22, 2022 - Reports rural and urban COVID-19 infection and mortality rates for the week of September 13-19, noting a 26.3% increase in rural deaths at 625. Offers county-level data and charts of rural and metro infection and death rates over time.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 21, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on a revision of an information collection request titled "COVID-10 Provider Relief Fund Reporting Activities." The revisions include adding the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural reporting requirements and allowing for data collection beyond the current January 31, 2023, expiration date. The information obtained will be used to determine program compliance and evaluation and report on how funds were used. Comments are due by October 21, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 16, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on October 19-20, 2022. The agenda will include discussions on influenza vaccines, pneumococcal vaccine, meningococcal vaccines, respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, dengue vaccines, adult immunization schedule, child/adolescent immunization schedule, COVID-19 vaccines, and Chikungunya vaccine. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required, and the meeting is open to the public, available online via a live webcast.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 15, 2022 - Reports on COVID-19 infection and mortality rates in rural and urban areas during the week of September 6-12, noting a 3.5% decline in rural deaths. Offers a county-level data map and charts of infection and mortality rates over time.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 12, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeking comments on a proposed information collection project titled "National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Surveillance in Healthcare Facilities." The information collected through this version of NHSN is intended to inform the federal government's understanding of disease patterns, including the changing burden of disease, and develop policies for the prevention and control of problems related to COVID-19. Comments are due by November 14, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 8, 2022 - Reports on COVID-19 infection and mortality in rural and urban areas during the week of August 30-September 5, noting a 15% decline in infections but a 37% higher rate of rural deaths than in metro counties at 632 for the week. Offers a county-level data map and charts of infection and mortality trends over time.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 1, 2022 - Reports county-level COVID-19 infection and mortality rates for the week of August 23-30, noting an increase in new infections in rural areas, a decrease in metro areas, and an increase in COVID-related deaths in both rural and metro counties. Offers a county-level data map and charts of infection and death rates over time.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Aug 29, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual public meeting on September 1-2, 2022. The agenda will include discussions on the use of COVID-19 booster doses. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required, and the meeting will be available online via a live webcast.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 25, 2022 - Reports rural and urban COVID-19 infection and mortality rates for the week of August 16-22, noting a .5% decrease in rural infections and a 7.6% decrease in metro infections. Offers a county-level data map and COVID-19 trend charts over time.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Aug 18, 2022 - Highlights Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) resources to guide healthcare providers to transition from the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) to pre-pandemic policies. Offers links to resources, waivers, and flexibilities, and notes ongoing invitations for input on regulatory guidance as well as technical assistance.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Last Updated: 9/23/2022