Erica N. White is Staff Attorney with the Network for Public Health Law’s Western Region Office. She also serves as a Research Scholar with the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She earned her J.D. at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in May 2021, and passed the Texas bar exam in July 2021.

As a law student, Erica worked with ASU’s Center for Public Health Law & Policy delivering research and corresponding written memos for public health stakeholders as well as contributing to multiple co-authored, scholarly articles, and speaking as a co-presenter, including before the Arizona Supreme Court, and other venues. Erica completed separate externships with United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University during law school.

Articles & Resources

Guidance: State COVID-19 Emergency Declarations

GuidanceCOVID-19Emergency Legal Preparedness and Response

January 18, 2022
by Erica White, James G. Hodge, Jr. and Jennifer Piatt

Since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, every state, most territories, hundreds of tribal governments, and thousands of municipalities have declared various levels of emergencies. This document provides a comprehensive snapshot of the current status of various state-level emergency declarations issued in response to COVID-19 based on data provided by the National Governors Association, the Network for Public Health Law, and other sources.

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