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COVID-19: Navigating Public Health Emergency Legal Responses Underlying Re-opening State/Local Economies


May 28 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

After a brief overview of key COVID-19 epi and legal updates, this webinar focuses on emerging constitutional and other legal and policy challenges to state and local efforts to re-open their economies despite concerns of public health officials and health care practitioners over the potential for significant impacts on communal health.

This webinar will provide you with:

  • An assessment of emerging re-opening efforts among states and localities as part of national calls to reboot the economy
  • Strategic public health law and policy responses among public and private sector entities to calls for greater re-opening efforts
  • Identification of specific legal and policy controversies, cases, and approaches re: re-opening efforts nationally
  • Projections of forthcoming resolutions of legal or policy issues in the interests of the public’s health


  • Emily Carey, Legal Researcher, Network for Public Health Law — Western Region Office


  • James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM, Director, Network for Public Health Law—Western Region Office
  • Sarah Wetter, JD, MPH, Consultant, Network for Public Health Law—Western Region Office

CLEs will not be provided for this webinar.