2019 Novel Coronavirus: Public Health Legal Preparedness

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Governors Association, and the American Bar Association hosted the first webinar of the 2019-nCoV legal preparedness webinar series to provide an overview of the global and US situation as well as public health planning considerations for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. Legal experts discussed best practices for legal preparedness and described vital legal concepts such as disease surveillance and reporting requirements, nonpharmaceutical interventions, and social distancing measures.

Webinar Slides


Montrece Ransom, JD MPH
Public Health Analyst
Public Health Law Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Dr. Joseph Bresee, MD, FAAP
Deputy Incident Manager 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lauren Stienstra
Program Director
Homeland Security & Public Safety
National Governors Association

Heather Huntley, JF
Senior Attorney
HHS Office of General Counsel
CDC Branch

Joyce A Roper, JD
Sr. Assistant Attorney General
Attorney General of Washington State