Governmental Decision-Making During a Pandemic

Decisions are being made every day to close and re-open the economy. Travel restrictions are in place in some areas but not in others, beaches are opening and/or ordered closed, barbershops and floral shops are on different re-opening schedules, and orders have been issued and rescinded about wearing masks in public. Who gets to decide and why?  This webinar will discuss the power held at the federal, state, and local level for each of these decisions, how the power is being exercised, and the impact these decisions have on first responders and the people they serve.

Panelists: John Yoo, Heller Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley, and Dan Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley and author of the book “Disaster Law and Policy.”

Moderator: Eileen Decker, former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor of Homeland Security and Public Safety and former U.S. Attorney, Central District of California.