Governor Polis in contravention of guidance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ordered the closure of health food stores during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Oregon’s order does nothing to protect public health by restricting health claims for nutritional supplements.
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NPA called for allowing nutritional and dietary supplements to be covered under Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) as Congress and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) consider relaxing rules and expanding coverage during the COVID-19 crisis.
Governor Sisolak’s order will restrict access to a wide range of essential products sold by health food stores, including, water, electrolytes, nutritional supplements, healthy food options, and other health-related products such as hand sanitizer.
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