Impressions right now about government mandated quarantines and how do you enforce those? So let me ask you this. What legal authority does the government have to declare quarantines and how can a quarantine be enforced if someone violates it?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, so our government has very broad authority. I think broader than people may realize to order and enforce a quarantine, meaning a restriction on people move into or out of either specific places or broader geographical regions. Now, under Federal law, the government through the Department of Health and Human Services, has the authority to order a quarantine as necessary to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. That can either be an isolation order on a specific individual known to have a certain condition or in rare cases we can see a broader mass quarantine.
The last time we saw that was over 100 years ago in 1918-1919. There was a mass Federal quarantine when we had that different influenza outbreak.
Also, all 50 states have laws enabling governors to order quarantines. So how are these enforced? Well, first of all, you hope its - - its sort of self-enforcing. You hope people do the right thing and obey but if not they can be enforced by fines and in some cases, some states and under Federal law even by arrest and prosecution. We hope it doesn't come to that. We hope everyone does the right thing but the government does have the power if necessary to enforce a quarantine.