This week the Department of Health extended the federal Public Health Emergency yet again. The public health emergency was initially declared in January 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic began. It has been renewed each quarter since and was due to expire on April 16. Effective 4/16/2022, it will be extended for 90 days, through mid-July. The government indicated they would give states 60 days notice prior to termination or expiration. Keep in mind that in Colorado, that means employer’s obligation to provide PHE pay for applicable COVID related reasons extends for four weeks beyond the ending of any federal PHE, so this puts us at an obligation not ending sooner than August 15, 2022. We will update you when the federal PHE does eventually expire.