Skip to main content

Coronavirus Resources from NHTSA

Information and FAQs Related to COVID-19

Automotive Technologies

Innovative Automotive Technologies to Address Unique Challenges Posed by COVID-19

NHTSA urges all stakeholders to explore the potential for using innovative automotive technologies, in particular, to address the unique challenges posed by this crisis. We'll highlight efforts undertaken throughout the automotive community.


Mail Sent to NHTSA

If you mailed something prior to March 16, 2020, we encourage you to resubmit it electronically

Submission of Agent Designations

To facilitate social distancing due to COVID-19, NHTSA is treating electronic submission as an acceptable method for agent designation submissions made pursuant to 49 CFR Part 551.

Submission of American Automobile Labeling Act Reports

To facilitate social distancing due to COVID-19, NHTSA is treating electronic submissions as an acceptable means for submitting American Automobile Labeling Act reports to the agency under 49 C.F.R. Section 583.17.

Submission of Confidential Business Information

To facilitate social distancing due to COVID-19, NHTSA is treating electronic submission as an acceptable method for submitting confidential business information (CBI) to the agency under 49 C.F.R. Part 512.

For COVID-19 Related Inquiries

Requests for interpretations with respect to whether proposed conduct in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency is consistent with statutes or regulations administered by NHTSA should be made via email to our Office of Chief Counsel.


Notice Announcing Waiver and Postponement of Certain Requirements for State Highway Safety Grant Programs 

Pursuant to the emergency authority provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, this notice waives and postpones certain statutory and regulatory grant requirements for the State highway safety programs.

Impacts of National Emergency (COVID-19) on NHTSA’s Highway Safety Grant Program

NHTSA understands that some State Highway Safety Offices may be unable to fulfill certain program requirements, certifications, and assurances. These frequently asked questions are intended to help SHSOs administer the Highway Safety Grant Program during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. 

Administrative Flexibilities for 911 Grant Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) (collectively, the Agencies) are issuing this guidance to help State and Tribal recipients of the 911 Grant Program.

Other Information 

FAQs: Defect Investigations, Compliance, Enforcement During the Coronavirus

NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) and Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (OVSC) are operating during COVID-19. Here are some frequently asked questions related to our process.

NHTSA’s Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The EMS and 911 systems play a vital role in the response to public health emergencies such as COVID-19. NHTSA has established weekly conference calls for nationwide EMS stakeholder organizations to provide informational updates and identify issues from the EMS community.

Coronavirus Resources at the Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation plays an active part in the United States Government’s response to the coronavirus. Learn more at

General Information on Coronavirus

The latest general information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available on