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COVID-19: CDC issues final rule expanding quarantine authority to prohibit "introduction" of noncitizens (except LPRs) into the U.S.

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 11, 2020

    COVID 19: Centers for Disease Control issues final rule extending the CDC Director's temporary power into a permanent one by creating a procedure through which CDC can prohibit the introduction of people into the U.S. with the stated aim of protecting public health. There are various exceptions, including U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs).

    Previously, on March 20, 2020, the CDC issued an interim final rule under 42 USC 265 authorizing the CDC Director to prohibit introduction into the United States of persons from designated foreign countries or places for such period of time that the Director deems necessary for the public health. Not applicable to US citizens and LPRs. New rule confers authority for CDC March 20, 2020 COVID-19 Order directing expulsion of persons traveling by land from Canada and Mexico.

    [ID #838]

    Control of Communicable Diseases; Foreign Quarantine: Suspension of the Right To Introduce and Prohibition of Introduction of Persons Into United States From Designated Foreign Countries or Places for Public Health Purposes
  2. Effective Date

    October 13, 2020

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: CBP CDC


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