Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Examines the Federal COVID-19 Response

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing examining the federal COVID-19 response.  Witnesses Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Dr. Janet Woodcock and Dawn O’Connell testified on behalf the NIAID, NIH, CDC, FDA, and HHS. The hearing focused on clarification of new guidance and guidelines for COVID-19 exposure and isolation. HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) is working on putting together another small, targeted public health package to address issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and help prepare the public for the next public health emergency.