Letters to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on the Continuation of the National Emergency Concerning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Dear Mr. Speaker:   (Dear Madam President:) Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency…

2nd Global COVID-19 Summit Commitments

The second Global COVID-19 Summit, co-hosted by United States, Belize, Germany, Indonesia, and Senegal, convened over partners and organizations from around the world to accelerate collective efforts to get shots into arms, enhance access to tests and treatments, protect the health workforce, and finance and build health security for future pandemics and other health crises.…

Remarks by President Biden at the Global COVID-19 Summit

Residence Library (Prerecorded) THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everyone.  Thank you for joining together for the second Global COVID-19 Summit.  You know, and a special thank you to the leaders of Belize, Germany, Indonesia, Senegal for — for cohosting this summit with the United States. Today, we’re again uniting countries around the world with leaders from the…

FACT SHEET: President Biden to Announce Additional Efforts to Help Americans Get Their Free, Updated COVID-19 Vaccine This Fall

President Biden to Call on All Americans to Get Their Free, Updated COVID-19 Vaccine and Do Their Part to Ensure a Safe and Healthy Winter Today, President Biden will announce additional efforts to get Americans their updated COVID-19 vaccine, so that they have the protection they need heading into Thanksgiving and can have a safe…

2nd COVID-19 Co-Host Statement

Maintaining the momentum for pandemic response and Prioritizing Preparedness On May 12, under the leadership of the United States, Belize, Germany, Indonesia, and Senegal, global leaders from across the world’s economies, civil society, and the private sector gathered for the 2nd Global COVID-19 Summit.  Summit participants made major new policy and financial commitments to make…

Statement from President Joe Biden on Dr. Ashish Jha

When I took office, our nation was facing a once-in-a generation pandemic, hit with a virus that changed everything. Thanks to my Administration’s whole-of-government approach, we now have the tools to manage COVID-19 and the virus no longer controls our daily lives. For the last year, I have relied on Dr. Ashish Jha to help…

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on the Updated COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework

Today, the Administration is releasing an updated COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework. The world is in a very different place than when the first U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework was released in July 2021. At that time, tens of thousands of people were dying from COVID-19 globally every week.  Vaccine doses were…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Works to Make it Easier for People with Disabilities to Access Public Services Online

Announces new proposed rule ahead of 33rd anniversary of the ADA that would improve online access to state and local services for nearly 50 million people with vision, hearing, cognitive, and manual dexterity disabilities.   For more than three decades, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been a driving force in moving America closer…

Readout of Meeting with Nation’s Leading Clinical Societies on the Importance of Getting Americans Vaccinated and COVID-19 Treatments this Fall and Winter

On Monday, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha and federal public health officials met with leading organizations representing America’s physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician associates to discuss the ongoing work to protect people against and treat COVID-19 this fall and winter. Administration officials shared that they are carefully monitoring emerging subvariants in the…

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