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DHS Assistant Secretary Bridger McGaw circulated the swine flu memo, which was obtained by CBSNews.com, on Monday night. It says: "The Department of Justice has established legal federal authorities pertaining to the implementation of a quarantine and enforcement. Under approval from HHS, the Surgeon General has the authority to issue quarantines..."
Federal quarantine authority is limited to diseases listed in presidential executive orders; President Bush added "novel" forms of influenza with the potential to create pandemics in Executive Order 13375. Anyone violating a quarantine order can be punished by a $250,000 fine and a one-year prison term.
Originally posted by BlackOps719
So what will happen when the WHO pandemic level reaches it's peak? Most of the people in my town are walking around like nothing is even happening.
Originally posted by N3krostatic
reply to post by Walkswithfish
Ah another Utah resident!
...I will continue to live and be prepared but sadly with all the possible ramifications if this gets as bad as it could, schools, businesses and many other places could shut down and, well, help the demise of the economy.