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Covid-19 Law & Ethics Round Up for August 4, 2020

Reopening Primary Schools During the Pandemic An important perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Indiana is one of the earliest states to start the new school year. However, school districts around the country are struggling with the Read More
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Covid-19 Law & Ethics Round Up for July 29, 2020

The Looming Eviction Crisis A federal eviction moratorium is ending, putting 12 million renters nationwide at risk of eviction. Indiana’s moratorium is scheduled to end on July 31, and the Indiana Housing Now program, which drew upon CARES Act dollars Read More
Two significant court cases were released last week. Supreme Court says religious services may be restricted without violating First Amendment: I discuss the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision not to disturb California’s Executive Order restricting the size of live religious gatherings Read More
Ethical framework for managing the health services response to Covid-19 proposed by UK experts  The authors of “Ethical anchors and explicit objectives: ensuring optimal health outcomes in the Covid 19 pandemic” attempt to fill a gap caused by what they Read More
Below is a roundup of some recent developments with law and ethics themes related to the enforcement of public health authority during the pandemic, vulnerable populations, and states reopening. The Americans with Disabilities Act & HIPAA do not bar businesses Read More
Published on :  | By Ross Silverman

Review: Child care investments through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic

This article on the Health Affairs Blog from researchers at the Urban Institute and the University of Chicago argues that children’s needs should be at the heart of pandemic and recovery discussions, discusses the central role robust child care will Read More
This guidance from the EEOC clarifies the steps an employee should take to request reasonable accommodation from an employer based upon having a medical condition CDC indicates may put her at increased risk of Covid-19-related severe illness. The employee or Read More
This statement from over 40 health and medical associations, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American College of Physicians, the American Public Health Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, and the National Association of County and City Health 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
This article discusses proposals by separate groups of members of Congress to fund the hiring of thousands of people to conduct coronavirus-related contact tracing. This week, two separate proposals were released aimed toward creating a workforce to undertake the critical Read More

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