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Past Lessons Illustrate Present Need for More Quarantine Facilities
March 16, 2020 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
That facility and similarly isolated sites are long gone — and governments are trying to find somewhere to put coronavirus patients.
“The CDC does not have quarantine or isolation facilities that can handle more than a few at a time,” Polly J. Price, professor of law and global health at Atlanta’s Emory University and an expert on the legal history of quarantines, said in the article.
Federal and state health officials sought to move infected people to Costa Mesa’s 125-acre Fairview Developmental Center, a state-owned facility for people with mental disabilities, which is now empty. But city leaders filed a lawsuit to stop the move, citing fears for residents’ health.