COVID-19: Continued Attention Needed to Enhance Federal Preparedness, Response, Service Delivery, and Program Integrity, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 18MB]
From the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Highlights: "As of mid-June 2021, the U.S. had about 33.4 million reported cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] and about 593,000 reported deaths, according to CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. The country also continues to experience serious economic repercussions from the pandemic. Six relief laws, including the CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act] Act, had been enacted as of May 31, 2021, to address the public health and economic threats posed by COVID-19. As of May 31, 2021, of the $4.7 trillion appropriated by these six laws for COVID-19 relief--including about $1.6 trillion appropriated by ARPA, which was enacted in March 2021-- the federal government had obligated a total of $3.5 trillion and had expended $3.0 trillion, as reported by federal agencies. The CARES Act includes a provision for GAO to report on its ongoing monitoring and oversight efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This report examines the federal government's continued efforts to respond to, and recover from, the COVID-19 pandemic."
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