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The latest information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available on coronavirus.gov.

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FMCSA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

If you have questions or need further information on FMCSA’s COVID relief measures, please email the Agency at FMCSADeclaration@dot.gov.

Below you will find FMCSA’s latest information, declarations, and resources in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For information on the COVID-19 outbreak and the federal government response, please visit: Coronavirus.gov


Extension of the Modified Emergency Declaration 2020-002 Under 49 CFR § 390.25 (November 29, 2021)
In accordance with 49 CFR § 390.25, this extension of the modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 is effective at 12:00 A.M. (ET), December 1, 2021 and shall remain in effect until 11:59 P.M. (ET), February 28, 2022, modification or termination by FMCSA, or revocation of the declaration of national emergency under 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b), whichever is soonest.  


Expansion and Extension of the Modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 

"Reporting Emergency Declaration Usage"In the extension and amendment to the Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002, issued August 31, 2021, FMCSA required that all motor carriers report, on a monthly basis, when one or more of their commercial motor vehicles operate under the terms of the Declaration. Beginning October 1, 2021, carriers may enter their data via the FMCSA Portal. [Note: For assistance logging-in the FMCSA Portal, call 617-494-3003 and select Option 3. Or email FMCtechsup@dot.gov with the subject “Emergency Declaration Portal Login Assistance.”]


Federal Mask Requirement for Surface Transportation Providers

On January 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order imposing a mask requirement applicable to public transportation systems, rail, and van, bus and motorcoach service providers to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.  The CDC Order implements President Biden’s Executive Order 13998, Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel, “to save lives and allow all Americans, including the millions of people employed in the transportation industry, to travel and work safely.”

Resources: 

FMCSA Hours of Service National Emergency Declaration
Learn more about FMCSA’s National Emergency Declaration for CMVs delivering relief in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Limited Waiver in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency to Permit the Operation

FMCSA Guidance on Leveraging Technology to Conduct Compliance Reviews

Cross Border Transportation

Information Regarding Local Shelter in Place and Restrictions on Movement

Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Public Health Emergency Declaration Related to Covid-19

Questions & Answers on Voluntary Revocation of Operating Authority Registration

FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Actions
Learn more about FMCSA’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

FMCSA Frequently Asked Questions Relating to the MCSAP Grant Program Expanded Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR §390.23 No. 2020-002 

State Drivers Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) 

FMCSA COVID-19 Drug & Alcohol Testing

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Notice of Enforcement Discretion
FMCSA has issued a notice of agency discretion for motor carriers requesting temporary operating authority to provide direct assistance to emergency relief efforts for the COVID-19 outbreak.

State Emergency Declarations
Learn more about state issued emergency declarations for the COVID-19 outbreak.

Additional Resources

Last updated: Monday, November 29, 2021