image of COVID-19, Quarantines, Sheltering-in-Place, and Human Rights: The Developing Crisis
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


As COVID-19 has spread across the globe, quarantines and sheltering-in-place orders have become important public health tools but, as currently implemented, have eroded human rights, particularly for the marginalized, including essential workers, detainees, women, and children. Quarantines and sheltering-in-place orders must include explicit guarantees of human rights protections. We outline protections for the quarantined that communities and governments should strive to guarantee.

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  • Received : 21 May 2020
  • Accepted : 28 May 2020
  • Published online : 05 Jun 2020
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