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Network 2/6 Webinar: 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Legal Preparedness and Public Health Response Efforts

Tuesday, February 4, 2020  
Posted by: Jamie Michael
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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses whose effects range from causing the common cold to more serious impacts, including pneumonia and death in some cases. The recent Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak emanating from Wuhan, China is spreading rapidly. Thousands of new cases are confirmed in China and over a dozen countries, with 5 cases identified in the U.S.


By attending this webinar, you will:


Obtain legal, policy and practical guidance related to international and domestic public health responses to 2019 n-CoV including:

  • a briefing on current epidemiological developments;
  • rapid assessment of international legal responses through the World Health Organization, China, and select foreign governments;
  • latest development of U.S. legal preparedness/response at the federal, state, and local levels; and
  • identification of actual or potential legal issues to arise, as well as related resources.

Questions or comments will be addressed as well.



  • Kayleen Klarich, Marketing and Membership Manager, Network for Public Health Law—National Office



  • James G. Hodge, Jr. Director, Network for Public Health Law—Western Region Office