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Network 3/16 Webinar on COVID-19: Quarantine, Isolation, and Other Social Distancing Powers

Friday, March 13, 2020  
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Following a brief series of COVID-19 legal updates, this real-time session will focus on an array of social distancing legal responses among federal, state, and local authorities, notably quarantine, isolation, school and other closures, and proposed “lockdowns.” After an initial presentation, your questions and comments will be addressed. We encourage you to submit your questions in advance when registering, or by email to


Learning Objectives:


  • Assess the legal bases for social distancing in response to COVID-19;
  • Understand the core legal steps to engage quarantine and isolation;
  • Consider varied powers of federal, state and local governments to institute school or other closures;
  • Explore the constitutional limits of proposed lockdowns and other aggressive social distancing measures.



  • 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





CLEs will not be provided for this webinar.