The Government Can Quarantine You and Probably ‘Quarantine’ You

“Regulations set forth by the CDC give health officials broad authority to quarantine or isolate anyone ‘reasonably believed’ to have been exposed to a range of highly infectious diseases. The list includes cholera, infectious tuberculosis and flus that can cause a pandemic. … The government’s powers to sequester people in the name of public health are rooted in the Constitution’s Commerce Clause, which allows Congress to regulate foreign and interstate commerce.”

Washington Post

CDC: Not a Question of If, but When for Covid-19

“It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen in this country any more but a question of when this will happen.”

— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Americans should brace for the likelihood that the coronavirus will spread to communities in the United States, the New York Times reports.