The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) was extended for another ninety (90) days on Friday, July 15, 2022. The PHE was initially declared on January 27, 2020 and has been renewed continuously since then. The extension of the PHE declaration was made partially because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the country, as well as in Pennsylvania. Some waivers that were initially implemented with the start of the PHE declaration have been or soon will be terminated. Please check the CMS website for a list of terminated or winding waivers. The waiver for the three day qualifying stay waiver does remain in place.