In response to emerging legal issues concerning cases of H1N1 (swine flu) internationally, Centers
personnel worked in real-time to track various legal updates related to declarations of emergency or public health emergency at the international, national, and regional levels, as well as provide information on key legal issues. Please see below various information, including memoranda, articles,
checklists, and other documents that can accessed online or in PDF format [subject to continued availability of online links].

Disclaimer – Please note that information provided on this website does not represent the official legal positions of any federal, state, or local government agency or entity that provides funding to the Centers, nor is it meant to provide specific legal guidance or advice. Public health practitioners, responders, and others should contact their legal advisors for specific legal guidance.

U.S. Federal, State, and Territorial Declarations of Emergency or Public Health Emergency

For an illustrative map documenting emergency declarations across the United States, please link here.

U.S. Local Government Declarations of Emergency or Public Health Emergency

International or Regional Declarations of Emergency or Public Health Emergency

In addition, the Centers
lists below several resources to provide additional
information and resources that may assist in the assessment of
legal issues related to swine flu preparedness and response.

Links Related to Legal Preparedness and Response to H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Centers’ Checklists on Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Additional Links