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

Published April 6, 2021

Abstract

On March 11, the country marked one year since the COVID-19 crisis was declared a pandemic. Over half a million Americans have died from the virus in that time with millions more experiencing economic, educational, social, and other health consequences. Over the past year, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health have monitored state and federal actions to address the pandemic. This issue brief is the fourth and final in our series tracking the effects of these actions in the Carolinas.