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  1. The USA Today article does not make the legal distinction between the important statutory differences of 42 USC Title 42 Public Health & Welfare, Chapter 6A Public Health Service, Subchapter II General Powers and Duties, Part G on Quarantine and Inspection, Section 264 regulation to control communicable diseases and the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, (Public Law 100-707) that amended the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-288) under Disaster Relief 42 USC 5121-5207. It is my understanding that on Friday, January 31st, a Public Health Emergency under 42 USC Section 264 was invoked to restrict travel from China. As we are all aware by working during many federal disaster declarations the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121-5207) allows federal agencies to provide assistance to states who are overwhelmed by disaster. At this crucial time we need the full complement of all of our laws and intergovernmental coordination and cooperation to work together in unison. Most importantly, we need the full voluntary cooperation of everyone being compassionately aware of how not to spread or contract this deadly novel coronavirus to one another whether or not we are under a mandatory quarantine order. To do otherwise is the difference between our life and death, and to our survivors who suffer the long term consequences to their respiratory system.

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