The following memo outlines the current situation regarding the novel coronavirus, recently named COVID-19,
and provides an overview of select legal authorities that may be exercised to prevent and respond to COVID-19
and other public health threats. NGA will be providing more information and forums for state leaders to discuss
COVID-19 issues on upcoming calls. Details will be forthcoming. Please note that this is a rapidly evolving situation and this memo will be updated accordingly.
All NGA COVID-19 memos can be found here, or visit COVID-19: What You Need To Know for current information on actions States/Territories are taking to address the COVID-19 pandemic; as well as advocacy, policy, and guidance documents for protecting public health and the economy.