The Covid emergency in the U.S. ends May 11. HHS officials say here’s what to expect

People walk past a COVID-19 walk up testing site on July 28, 2022 in New York City.

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The Health and Human Services Department on Thursday laid out what will change and will remain the same when the three-year-long Covid public health emergency ends in May.

Health Secretary Xavier Becerra officially informed the state governors on Thursday that he is renewing the declaration a final time but plans to let the emergency expire on May 11. The White House had already informed Congress of these plans last week.

HHS officials in call with reporters laid out what the the public can expect when the emergency ends.

Immediate changes:

Longer-term changes