Non-Traditional Authorities in COVID-19 Response

In unprecedented times, all public safety professionals must think outside the box to protect communities and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Emergencies Act (NEA), the Defense Production Act (DPA), and the Section 1135 waiver authority for the Social Security Act (SSA) offer new tools to help with this monumental response. This webinar provides context to these non-traditional emergency authorities and explores how states can effectively utilize them in their responses to the outbreak. Panelists for the webinar are Mary Catherine Ott, NGA; Paul Rosenzweig, CHDS; Eileen Decker, CHDS; Sarah Somers, National Health Law Program; Bill Carwile, CHDS; and David Fukutomi, CHDS. The panel is moderated by Glen Woodbury, Director, Center for Homeland Defense and Security.


Mary Catherine Ott, NGA

Paul Rosenzweig, CHDS

Eileen Decker, CHDS

Sarah Somers, National Health Law Program

Bill Carwile, CHDS

David Fukutomi, CHDS

Glen Woodbury, Moderator
Director, Center for Homeland Defense and Security

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