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Covid-19 Law and Ethics Roundup – Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Policies, Guidance, Reports, and Expert Perspectives HHS Civil Rights guidance: Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Covid-19 treatments will threaten Federal funding – On Monday, July 20, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued guidance warning Read More
This article discusses the city’s Strade Aperte pilot plan, which will temporarily expand sidewalks, bicycle lanes and reduce speeds in a significant share of the city’s downtown in an effort to maintain social distancing and reduced pollution levels seen during Read More
ProPublica outlines lessons learned from interviewing frontline officials and experts from Italy, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea about reopening society in the wake of the epidemic. To safely move to a more open society, the following 7 steps Read More
The ruling Saturday by the federal district court judge puts in place a Temporary Restraining Order against the state’s emergency rules limiting mass gatherings. According to the court, because the state’s executive order (a) was not neutral toward religion, in Read More
This commentary highlights the need to review evidence from effective public health interventions in other countries and to be transparent with why public health decisions are being implemented to gain trust and action of citizens. The WHO-China Joint Mission on Read More
This advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines a 5 step process for protecting residents, families and staff. The steps are as follows: Keep COVID-19 from entering your facility: Restrict all visitors except for compassionate care situations Read More
Published on :  | By Ross Silverman

Review: Jails and prisons spring thousands to prevent coronavirus outbreaks

This review from Kaiser Health News discusses various approaches cities and states are taking to reduce the risks of COVID-19 outbreaks in incarcerated populations. As jails and prisons house populations in settings that do not lend themselves to reducing exposure Read More
The updated Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan outlines the steps needed to transition to and maintain a steady-state of low-level to no Coronavirus transmission, the best possible available outcome given the lack of immunity or a vaccine at this time. Read More
This emergency ordinance will devote $180 million toward ensuring protection for a vulnerable population, slow the spread of the virus in the city, and send needed funding to an industry whose business and workforce has been decimated over the past Read More
This Executive Order signed yesterday by the Rhode Island Governor will require, beginning Saturday, that employees of all still-open be provided cloth masks at the business’ expense and wear such masks at work. The order also requires all customers entering Read More

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