COVID-19 and the Carolinas Part III: State Responses and Federal Legislation to Address the Crisis

Published February 16, 2021

Abstract

The United States Congress passed a fourth piece of legislation on December 21, 2020, which was signed by President Trump on December 27, 2020, to address some of the health, economic, and education fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. As case rates in the Carolinas rose through the summer and began spiking in fall 2020, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and the South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health continued to monitor state and federal actions to address the fallout from the crisis. This issue brief provides an update on these actions since our previous publications from April 8 and May 20, 2020.