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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: tanstaafl
All of you answers apply to governors' EOs too. Especially this governor's,
whose State is in a declared emergency, both locally and federally.
President's or Governor's declaration which has the force of law, usually based on existing statutory powers, and requiring no action by the Congress or state legislature
That is an EO. It is not a law.
During emergency situations, such as the 9/11 attacks and now the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, states have emergency police powers to enforce orders to protect public health and safety. Law enforcement officers can issue citations or arrest people who violate these orders.
For public health emergencies, state laws also allow law enforcement and health officials to enforce official quarantine and isolation measures.