50 State Survey: Threats and Interfering with Government Operations – Legal Protections for Public Health Officials

Nationwide, state and local public health officials working to protect the public from COVID-19 are on the receiving end of threatening and harassing conduct for simply fulfilling their duty to protect the public health.  In response, the Network for Public Health Law conducted research to examine whether the states and Washington, D.C. have criminal statutes punishing individuals who impede public health officials’ duties with such behavior.

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