What You Need to Know

Published on May 12, 2023

End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration ended on May 11, 2023. Vaccines and resource information for treatment and testing will remain available. However, certain data sources and reporting will change.

Access to COVID-19 vaccines will generally not be affected for now. The City of San Antonio Metro Health Department is currently providing free COVID-19 vaccines at its pop-up clinics for all adults and children.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 at-home tests may not be covered by insurance. Insurance providers will no longer be required to waive costs or provide free COVID-19 tests.

The CDC's No Cost COVID-19 Testing Locator can help people find current community and pharmacy partners participating in the Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program.

Check with your healthcare provider if you need early treatment to prevent severe COVID-19 illness.

The community is still advised to take safety measures to prevent the spread and contraction of COVID-19. The City of San Antonio continues to stress the importance of keeping up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, as it is the main source of protection against this virus.