• COVID-19 Law and Policy Briefings, Series One: Travel Restrictions and Cordon Sanitaire

      George Consortium; Center for Health Policy and Law (Northeastern University School of Law); Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law); APHA Law Section (2020-04-14)
      This Briefing reviews the differences among the various movement restrictions imposed at the local and state levels. Specially, they will discuss restrictions popping up in the South and New England, and how these restrictions may play a part in the “unlocking” of the American public once the pandemic is in decline.
    • COVID-19 Law and Policy Briefings, Series Two: Public Health in the States: Contact Tracing, Intrastate and Interstate Quarantine, and Struggles over Public Health Powers

      George Consortium; Center for Health Policy and Law (Northeastern University School of Law); Center for Public Health Law Research (Temple University Beasley School of Law); APHA Law Section (2021-02-18)
      As new variants spread throughout the country, much of the U.S. COVID-19 response hinges on the states containing community spread. From vaccinations, to PPE procurement to mask mandates, state leaders need a plan and the capacity to implement it. As policymakers create new rules around interstate travel, quarantining, and contact tracing, cooperation between the states will be integral to the success of our response. This week’s COVID Law Briefing examines the states’ role in the national virus response and future public health preparedness.