Skip to Content


This Primer outlines legal, policy and practical guidance related to the COVID-19 outbreak and public health emergency responses, including:
»     A brief “epi-snapshot” of COVID-19
»     International legal response efforts
»     U.S. legal preparedness/response (including emergency declarations)
»     Additional resources

This Primer provides key information on the public health emergency response to the COVID-19. For more information about the contents or subject matter of this Primer, please contact James G. Hodge, Jr., Director at the Network—Western Region Office.