Here is the document you have waiting for all summer! How to develop your own Pandemic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) just like the ones they used for the National Animal Identification System.
Best download it now before the fall rush:
CRM Final Pandemic MOU
The Workgroup’s composition included experts from local, state, and national organizations representing the sectors of public health, law enforcement, corrections, and the judiciary (see Appendix A).
A broad framework report on improving cross-sector coordination; a model memorandum of understanding (MOU) addressing joint public heath and law enforcement investigations of bioterrorism; and this guide for developing an MOU for strengthening coordinated cross-sector response to contagious respiratory diseases such as pandemic influenza.
Recent emergencies and current disaster scenarios have changed this equation quite radically, to the point where it is difficult to imagine a severe pandemic influenza scenario that would not require the involvement of law enforcement, institutional corrections, community corrections, and the judiciary.
If case-based approaches fail or are not available to be used (i.e., transmission cannot be contained), then individual public health interventions transition to community containment or mitigation measures.
The fundamental rationale for the recommended community mitigation measures is that reducing unprotected face-to-face contacts between people will reduce the likelihood of disease transmission.3 c.
Law enforcement responsibilities: i. Law enforcement will designate [representative to Unified Command or other] as a point of contact to serve as a liaison to public health for information on and decisions regarding community response measures.
The judiciary will identify and designate points of contact to serve as liaison to law enforcement, corrections, public health, and the media regarding community response measures.
Identify relevant legal authorities for community response measures, including who has authority to decide on and declare and/or initiate measures, due process considerations, duration, renewal and termination of measures, and gaps in existing laws.
Are you noticing a common theme here in the last few posts? Law enforcement, judicial, social distancing (better have those food preps ready), Department of Corrections, and last but not least Public Health.