Washington, DC - In December 2019, a novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 (“the virus”) was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China, causing an outbreak of the disease COVID-19, which has now spread globally.  The Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency on January 31, 2020, under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d), in response to COVID-19.  In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), I declared that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constituted a national emergency, beginning March 1, 2020.

Washington, DC - Remarks by President Trump on Supporting our Nation’s Farmers, Ranchers, and Food Supply Chain:

Washington, DC - Tuesday, Second Lady Karen Pence, joined by Deputy Secretary of Interior, Katharine MacGregor, visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to talk about the many mental health benefits the outdoors offers and shared more on the park’s progress on the second phase of restoring access to the public.

Dallas, Texas - Recovering after a stroke is difficult, even in the best of times. For the 7 million stroke survivors across the U.S., the coronavirus has made a hard time worse. To answer survivors’ most urgent questions, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, has issued a four-part podcast series with medical experts and stroke survivors.

Washington, DC - Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 7th Meeting of the National Space Council:

Washington, DC - Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. funding and scientific efforts on this front remain a central and coordinated part of the worldwide effort against COVID-19.