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

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 11, 2020

    COVID 19: CDC 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 citizens and LPRs.

    Previously, on March 20, the CDC issued an interim final rule under 42 USC 265 authorizing CDC Director to prohibit introduction into the United States of persons from designated foreign countries or places for such period of time that Director deems necessary for the public health. Not applicable to US citizens and LPR's. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 13, 2020

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