Powered by

Forced Quarantines Spark Confusion and Worries About Precedent

Mar 19, 2020 - The New York Times

States and local governments enjoy wide powers to impose quarantines to protect public health, but a lawsuit argued that one for Ebola went too far

One day after Bill Roberts’s oldest daughter Christina drove to their hospital in Westchester County to be tested for the coronavirus, two nurses from the county Health Department showed up in hazmat suits at their front door and requested to test the seven other people in the house.

Before leaving, the nurses distributed a four-page, X...