COVID-19: What is the Government’s Role?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Current Events
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This week’s story update on Election Central focuses on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and how the government plays a role in the problem.

Depending on where you live in the country, the impact you are feeling from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is likely to range from inconvenience to a total lifestyle change. That’s because the federal, state, and even local governments are all racing to try to contain the spread of the virus and keep their citizens safe.

But what are governments allowed to do that won’t also trample too much on peoples’ personal freedoms? It’s a complicated issue. Here, Election Central takes a look at some measures that have been taken or proposed so far.

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