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In the past week, the fruits of several efforts to track COVID-19 cases in elementary and secondary schools emerged. More tools to support school administrators in their efforts during these challenging times—through the use of policy-relevant research and evidence—are also Read More
Supplies As reported in this Axios article, FDA released a list of medical supplies that remain in short supply. FDA is required to provide this list under provisions of the CARES Act passed in March 2020, based on mandatory reports Read More
Ethical Challenges: Protecting patients and providers The COVID-19 pandemic poses significant ethical challenges for health care professionals, including nurses, who represent the largest share of the global health care workforce. While facing the danger of infection is an accepted part Read More
This forthcoming article comprehensively reviews existing state crisis standards of care (CSC) guidelines based on guidance from the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report and 2014 CHEST consensus statement. The authors conclude that 5 state plans include all 5 key Read More
This evaluation by the Eviction Lab & Columbia Law Professor Emily Benfer rates Indiana policy just above a 1/2 star out of a possible 5 star rating for the state’s pandemic-related executive, legislative, and judicial actions addressing eviction and housing. Read More
This press release describes the economy reopening framework agreed upon by the bipartisan group of governors from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The governors indicate that the economy will not open all at once. Furthermore, they also Read More
This article reports on hospital preparations in Indiana to address the anticipated peak of COVID-19 cases. Current estimates suggest that case surge in the state will not overwhelm critical resource supplies due to the impact of social distancing and other Read More
This article discusses how police cited a church in Northwest Indiana for violating the state stay-at-home order after more than 30 people attended Sunday morning services. The church attempted to claim that they were offering an “essential” service. Indiana’s stay-at-home Read More
In an Official Opinion, the Indiana Attorney General explains why local political subdivisions cannot restrict firearm sales during an emergency declaration. Following reports that local political authorities were deeming the dealers of firearms and ammunition nonessential during a pandemic, a Read More
This guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) addresses ethical issues in allocating scarce life-saving medical resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, building on an ethical framework most recently revised in 2017 and providing updated guidance specific to COVID-19. The guidance Read More

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