As of about 3:30pm on March 13, the President said in a speech he was issuing an emergency declaration for COVID-19.
March13: Leading Health Groups Urge Trump To Declare Coronavirus A National Emergency. “America’s health care system must be there to help,” wrote the heads of the AMA, the American Hospital Association and the American Nurses Association.
Still no action from the President, though apparently he is weighing the idea. The Diva wonders what the delay is here.