State COVID-19 Data and Policy Actions

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COVID-19 Vaccine

With continued limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, states are phasing in eligibility for the vaccine. The map and tables below show who is currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in each state.

Populations Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine and Residency Requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination by State

 

Populations Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine and Residency Requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination by State

 

State COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Populations

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State Social Distancing Actions, as of May 3, 2021

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus in an effort to enhance the federal government’s response to the pandemic. At that time, a number of states had already declared some type of emergency, and by March 16, 2020, every state had made an emergency declaration. Such emergency declarations allow governors to exercise emergency powers that may include activating state emergency personnel and funds, supporting the needs of local governments, protecting consumers against price gouging, and adjusting regulations to maximize access to health care. Most states have taken additional actions to slow the spread of the virus, including imposing mandatory stay at home orders, closing or limiting capacity at non-essential businesses, restaurants, and bars, limiting large gatherings and requiring face masks. The map and table include only mandates ordered by a state’s executive branch (not state legislature). The authority of governors to issue such mandates may vary by state.

State Social Distancing Actions, as of May 3, 2021

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State COVID-19 Health Policy Actions, as of February 17, 2021

 

Building on requirements in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, many states have also implemented policies to increase access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, as well as continued management of other health conditions. Some states have already indicated that they are requiring insurers to cover a COVID-19 vaccination with no cost-sharing, while others are requiring state-certified insurance carriers to waive patient cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment, as well as treatment for other related conditions, including pneumonia and the flu. States have also announced other actions, including extending special enrollment periods in state-based health insurance marketplaces, facilitating early prescription drug refills, and relaxing prior authorization and utilization review processes. A number of states have responded to the pandemic by expanding access to telehealth services as well, with detailed actions captured in the telehealth-specific table below. In addition, all states have received approval for Section 1135 waivers that permit them to waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and HIPAA requirements during a national emergency.

Finally, while the new federal law creates a federal emergency paid sick leave program through December 2020, a number of states have enacted mandatory sick leave policies that will fill in gaps in the new federal emergency leave, while others are proposing to adopt these policies in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

With regard to the actions included in this resource, the map and table include only mandates (not recommendations or guidance) ordered by a state’s executive branch (not state legislature). The authority of governors to issue such mandates may vary by state. The actions pertain only to state-regulated private plans and do not include self-insured employer plans or public plans such as Medicare and Medicaid.

State COVID-19 Health Policy Actions, as of February 17, 2021

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State Actions on Telehealth

 

Additional State-level Data

Guidance for Assisted Living Facilities Related to COVID-19 (as of June 1, 2020)

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Adults at Higher Risk of Serious Illness if Infected with Coronavirus

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Health Care Provider Capacity

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Critical Care Workforce

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Private Insurance Deductibles and Self-Insured Plans

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Influenza and Pneumonia Deaths and Vaccinations

This tool was developed by Jennifer Tolbert, Cornelia Hall, Kendal Orgera, Natalie Singer, Salem Mengistu, Marina Tian, and Amrutha Ramaswamy.

Dashboards State COVID-19 Data and Policy Actions – Sources

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