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COVID-19 Health and Safety Taskforce

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The COVID-19 Health and Safety Taskforce (CHeST) is a coalition of non-profit patient advocacy organizations.

The mission of CHeST is to advocate for policies that protect Americans against COVID-19, long COVID, and associated conditions.

CHeST supports policies that:

  • Raise awareness about COVID-19, long COVID, and associated conditions;
  • Empower COVID-19 survivors to thrive in their communities; and
  • Increase the availability and accessibility of resources for preventing, diagnosing, testing, and treating COVID-19, long COVID, and associated conditions.

For more information about CHeST, press inquiries, or membership, please contact Andrew Wylam: a.wylam@pandemicpatients.org.

Steering Committee:

Recent Activity:

Pandemic Policy in the 2023 Federal Budget

On Dec. 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 into law, funding the federal government through September 2023. The final budget, spanning 1653 pages, enacts many changes to public policy, some of which are related to the coronavirus pandemic.