That Text You’re Getting Is a Hoax. Trump Is Not Calling for a National Quarantine.
Mother Jones - 03/17/2020
Wendy Parmet, director of Northeastern University’s Center for Health Policy and Law, told me that the federal government, particularly the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has broad powers to authorize quarantine orders under the Public Health Services Act but not under the Stafford Act, as indicated by the text. “I don’t know what’s in the president’s head but that’s some indication that this is just fake news email, texts, Facebook,” Parmet said.