One Month of Executive Orders for the Biden Administration: Public Health Impact Chart


March 19, 2021

As of February 20, 2021, President Biden had issued 32 Executive Orders (EOs), several of which are intended to protect the public’s health. While the majority of the EOs use the power of the federal government to protect Americans from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also measures designed to strengthen our public health infrastructure more broadly, and specifically relate to the impact of climate change. This table details Biden Administration EOs that impact public health and provides a summary of each EO’s provisions.

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Legal Liability Protections for Emergency Medical/Public Health Responses

TableEmergency Legal Preparedness and Response

January 30, 2017
by James G. Hodge, Jr.

Liability protections have been put in place at both the state and local levels for different types of actors and entities involved in emergency response efforts. This table highlights those potential liability protections for individuals, including healthcare workers, volunteers and private sector employees, and entities, including government agencies, hospitals or healthcare facilities, non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations.

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