Declarations of Quarantine


The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa, and concerns about its possible migration into the United States, have led to increased focus in this country on the ways in which quarantines are declared and on possible income replacement and employment protection for those who are subject to a declared quarantine. About ten states have state legislation concerning employment protection for those who are subject to a quarantine order, and at least one state has legislation providing for some income replacement for those individuals, but that legislation varies widely in its content. In addition, in 2014 the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) established a Pandemic and Emergency Response Task Force that will examine legal questions that might arise in connection with pandemic emergencies and will, inter alia, develop a guidebook that a state could use in developing its own protocol for responding to a pandemic emergency. This Study Committee will follow closely the work of the CCJ Task Force and will consider the need for and feasibility of enacting uniform or model state legislation concerning a declaration of quarantine, and concerning employment protection and income replacement for those subject to quarantine.

Committee Members

Patricia Brumfield Fry Chair
Harry J. Haynsworth Member
Claire Levy Member
Michele Radosevich Member
Nathaniel Sterling Member
John J. Stieff Member
Pamela Winston Bertani Division B Chair Member
Candace Zierdt Division B Chair Member
Mark Rothstein Reporter
Wendy K. Mariner ABA Section Advisor
Liza Karsai Executive Director
Carl H. Lisman Chair, Scope & Program Committee
Lindsay Beaver Staff Liaison
Katie Robinson Staff Liaison


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