Public Health Emergency Declared In Connecticut Over Ebola: Civil Rights Suspended Indefinitely

Tyler Durden's picture

We warned a week ago of the various possibilities surrounding an Ebola outbreak in America, and today we get some degree of confirmation of a medical-based martial-law coming to the US. Governor Dan Malloy has declared a Public Health Emergency in Connecticut, authorizing the "isolation of any individual reasonably believed to have been exposed to the Ebola virus." Simply put, as we noted previously, the State of Public Health Emergency allows bureaucrats to detain and force-vaccinate people without due process - despite not one single case being found in CT. If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms that you currently enjoy would be gone.


The Public Health Emergency declaration...


"I hereby declare a public health emergency for the State, pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131a, for the duration of the epidemic. Specifically, in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131b, I authorize the Commissioner of Public Health to Order the isolation or quarantine, under conditions prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Health, of any individual or group of individuals whom the Commissioner reasonably believes to have been exposed to, infected with, or otherwise at risk of passing the Ebola virus."

Which he defended as a precautionary and preparatory measure in the event that the state has either a confirmed infection or has confirmed that someone at risk of developing the infection is residing in the state.

We are taking this action today to ensure that we are prepared, in advance, to deal with any identified cases in which someone has been exposed to the virus or, worst case, infected,” said Governor Malloy.  “Our state’s hospitals have been preparing for it, and public health officials from the state are working around the clock to monitor the situation.  Right now, we have no reason to think that anyone in the state is infected or at risk of infection.  But it is essential to be prepared and we need to have the authorities in place that will allow us to move quickly to protect public health, if and when that becomes necessary.  Signing this order will allow us to do that.”

Translated... as we previously noted:

If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms that you currently enjoy would be gone.  If government officials believe that you have the virus, federal law allows them to round you up and detain you "for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary."  In addition, the CDC already has the authority to quarantine healthy Americans if they reasonably believe that they may become sick.  During an outbreak, the government can force you to remain isolated in your own home, or the government may forcibly take you to a treatment facility, a tent city, a sports stadium, an old military base or a camp.  You would not have any choice in the matter.  And you would be forced to endure any medical procedure mandated by the government.  That includes shots, vaccines and the drawing of blood.  During such a scenario, you can scream about your "rights" all that you want, but it won't do any good.

In case you are tempted to think that I am making this up, I want you to read what federal law actually says.  The following is 42 U.S.C. 264(d).  I have added bold for emphasis...

(1) Regulations prescribed under this section may provide for the apprehension and examination of any individual reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease in a qualifying stage and (A) to be moving or about to move from a State to another State; or (B) to be a probable source of infection to individuals who, while infected with such disease in a qualifying stage, will be moving from a State to another State. Such regulations may provide that if upon examination any such individual is found to be infected, he may be detained for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary. For purposes of this subsection, the term “State” includes, in addition to the several States, only the District of Columbia.


(2) For purposes of this subsection, the term “qualifying stage”, with respect to a communicable disease, means that such disease—


(A) is in a communicable stage; or


(B) is in a precommunicable stage, if the disease would be likely to cause a public health emergency if transmitted to other individuals.

In addition, as I discussed above, the CDC already has the authority to isolate people that are not sick to see if they do become sick.  The following is what the CDC website says about this...

Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. Quarantine can also help limit the spread of communicable disease.

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And as Police State USA summarizes,

Governor Dannel Malloy has declared Connecticut to be in a state of public health emergency, enabling the indefinite suspension of certain civil rights. State bureaucrats have been granted the broad authority to forcibly detain suspected sick people without due process. The declaration came preemptively, as Connecticut has not yet seen a single case of the virus it purports to stop.


Rationalizing his actions, the governor said in a statement: “We need to have the authorities in place that will allow us to move quickly to protect public health, if and when that becomes necessary. Signing this order will allow us to do that.”


The recipient of most of the newly-imparted power is Jewel Mullen, Connecticut’s Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH). By having this measure in place, Commissioner Mullen explained, “we don’t have to scramble in the event I need to take action.”


The actions that authorities might want to “scramble” to use is the forcible quarantine of citizens — without charges or trial.


Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131a spells out the powers that may be used during the state of public health emergency:


“[While] the emergency exists [the state] may do any of the following: (1) Order the commissioner to implement all or a portion of the public health emergency response plan developed pursuant to section 19a-131g; (2) authorize the commissioner to isolate or quarantine persons in accordance with section 19a-131b; (3) order the commissioner to vaccinate persons in accordance with section 19a-131e; or (4) apply for and receive federal assistance.”


As noted above, the Commissioner may issue an order of mass vaccination at his or her own discretion.


Section 19a-131d states that any individual who refuses to comply with any portion of the order may be punished with with fines and imprisonment for up to one (1) year.


Fending off a police state requires constant vigilance against efforts to desecrate civil liberties. As the current scenario has shown us, a climate of fear — fear of disease, terrorism, foreign threats, etc. — makes it all-too easy to suspend constitutional rights with minimal public resistance. Many people actually feel grateful to see the government absorbing greater powers; taken with the promises of keeping them safe.


The state of public health emergency will remain in effect indefinitely until lifted by the governor.

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Welcome to the new normal American police state.

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McMolotov's picture

The weird are turning pro, and the WTFs will now go exponential.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



“We need to have the authorities in place that will allow us to
move quickly
to protect public health, if and when that becomes
necessary. Signing this order will allow us to do that.”

So quickly that you will be dead before you can pull the trigger to defend yourself and your home.

A Georgia SWAT team, acting on a tip from a drug addict, killed a
59-year-old grandfather and businessman in his home while executing a
warrant. The informant had stolen a car from the property a few days


“Despite the fact that the illegal search warrant did not
have a ‘no knock’ clause, the Drug Task Force and SRT members
broke down the back door of the family's home and entered firing
in excess of 16 shots. These shots were from multiple firearms
and from both 40 caliber handguns and assault rifles,”
statement continued. “Several shots were fired through a
blind wall at David with the shooters not knowing who or what was
on the other side of the wall. The trajectory of the shots,
coupled with the number of shots infers a clear intent on behalf
of the shooters to kill David Hooks."


Hooks never fired his weapon, according to the family attorney.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Interesting, this is happening a lot more.  Another reason to not be on anyone's radar.

How many cases does Connecticut have?  One must be dealing with it before one can "declare and emergency".  I wonder if there is something they are not telling us?

By the way, those plastic suits don't that bullet proof to me.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Malloy is a dirty cunt. Thanks to widespread voting fraud in Bridgeport and New Haven, he got elected in 2010, and will probably get re-elected the same way. He earned his bones at Sandy Hook and, with this latest development, is clearly the pointy end of the stick for all the dirty tricks the Obama regime will perpetrate on the american public going forward.

InjectTheVenom's picture

"The Honorable" ...  LOL.  Go suck a big bag of veiny hairy ebola-infested dicks.

Headbanger's picture

Yeah no shit it's fucking CT

Cause that's where all the fucking 1% Wall Street fuckers live

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Just remember to give the cop or bureaucrat a big 'ole bear hug before you tell them you're infected. Problem solved.

Ying-Yang's picture


Declaring an emergency before it is an emergency... hmmmm?

Yeah, Morgan Fairchild, yeah that's the ticket!

BaBaBouy's picture

According To NBC... 150 Are Flying In From WEST AFRICA PER DAY !!!

Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock ...

... You Have To Be An IDIOT Not To See Where This Is Going...

InjectTheVenom's picture

...not to mention how many are coming across the southern border

BaBaBouy's picture

Might As Well HAND-IN Your GUNZ Now Bitchez :-) ...

hedgeless_horseman's picture



the CDC already has the authority to quarantine healthy Americans if
they reasonably believe that they may become sick.  During an outbreak,
the government can force you to remain isolated in your own home, or the
government may forcibly take you to a treatment facility, a tent city, a
sports stadium, an old military base or a camp.  You would not have any
choice in the matter.

Cop:  How are you feeling today?

hedgelss_horseman:  I feel fantastic!  Never felt better, sir!

Pinto Currency's picture



Are there any hedge funds who have invested in the Governor of Connecticut?

Latina Lover's picture

I wonder how much Merck paid the Governor to pass this decree

wee-weed up's picture

Obozo can't wait to declare martial law.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Every state will be doing this. Watch.

I don't get the PANIC meme on ZH, but then again, I'm not a credible virologist nor epidemiologist (I'm not even a non-credible one of either).

Every time a huge, panic scare like this has happened in my lifetime, it's always a sign of "beware what the other hand is doing."

Paint me hugely skeptical.


CDC's New Hazmat Suits

Pinto Currency's picture



This clamp-down is more a sign of a serious market move and an effort to maintain manicured front lawns.

g'kar's picture

Connecticut also had a high degree of non-compliance with the gun confiscation law. Just a coincidence.

12ToothAssassin's picture





Oh Dannel boy, the pipettes, the pipettes are calling
From state to state, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the people falling
It's you, it's you must go and I must die.

espirit's picture

Rich bitchez are gonna die also.


Get fuckin' real.

Never One Roach's picture

"Oh, that bleeding ... mmm ... ahhhh ... that's just my hemorrhoids, officer."

WTFRLY's picture

4000 Ebola deaths, US troops in Liberia, Sierra Leone burial teams, NYC plane cleaners strike

FEDbuster's picture

Number of cases doubling every two to three weeks, can you say EXPONENTIAL??

The9thDoctor's picture

Replace the word Ebola with "SWINE FLU" and you get the same fear mongering from five years ago


It's a template

surfsup's picture

Its also adventageous for pharma companies that YOU DONT KNOW how intensely the sub conscious can replicate an image given to it.  An age old example of this is stigmata....  Informed researchers in this field have recognzied 80% of infirmaties grow in the Sub Conscious through an IDEA and therefor ideas are by far more powerful than germs.  One has to assume last year was a year of fewer flu shots than normal as info is getting out about that racket -- so the hype department really needed something big and seemingly organic to really kick off the "season" as don't forget how well THEY REMIND YOU its flu season!  Guess what your sub conscious tends to do if you strap an "emotion" onto that idea?  Yup -- it tends to carry it out unless of course you are informed in these things can get a contrary idea in there to phase cancel the negative....  So you can bet the fall off of flu shots will pull back from the drop they had last year...  Its funny how they tweak the propaganda as they go as well saying only 18% of ebola victims show outward signs of bleeding.... LOL   Yeah well, since there have been ZERO pictures of allegedgly THOUSDANDS of cases of this with any external bleeding that leak had to be capped in short order with recent releases of this 18% figure as if to make an excuse for why there are no pictures of bloody victims when previously in any serach of "Ebola Victim" you'd see external blood as a tell tale sign of it.  Not here -- at least not yet so its a theory this real.  The sheer power of the sub conscious mind can be harnessed with absolutely NO actual dis ease needed to kick off all sorts of ailments -- and yes as previously stated:  Placebo works BOTH ways.   Remember that 80% figure -- its far more likely you will impress the sub conscious with an ailment than it is that you will "catch" something... We don't catch anythiing we "create it" or in the case of the demonic propagandick fire hose: we are induced to create it.   

surfsup's picture

This has me really pissed at fear porn talk show hosts who are ingnorantly FUELING this thing.  STOP IT

DirtyWilly's picture

The sign should read "Wecome to Connecticut the Nanny State" instead of Constitution State.

PTR's picture


"So fantastic, I wanna give you a hug!"

Mr. Ed's picture

Okay, so whadda we have here?

Step 1.  Obama refuses to immediately block flights from Africa and continues to do so, turning his back on his oath of office and on the American people.  (is there any reason we need 150 visitors a day from that part of the world?)

Step 2.  Enabled by Obama's failure to take action, Connecticut breaks the ice for other states to lay the foundation for nationwide martial law.

Step 3.  FEMA centers are set up to detain and "watch" anyone who is "reasonably believed to have been exposed to the Ebola virus" and to confine them with others who MAY (wink, wink) ACTUALLY HAVE THE VIRUS for the purpose of "observation"

Step 4.  Obama, who has already shown his true colors when it comes to tolerating dissent and who is comfortable labeling practically anyone who expresses dissent as a terrorist, now has a deadlly tool at his disposal.

Step 5.  If the current administration doesn't like you're criticisms, you may find yourself "confined" without a trial at a location where the risk of actually getting the infection is high.  When you're gone, people will say that you were Obama'd,


The perfect crime committed by the perfect criminal.


PS: ya gotta read this new ZH Post if you haven't already ...bigger picture viewpoint!

Mr. Ed's picture

LOL!!  That was my dad... brings back memories and a little tear to my eye  :-)

benb's picture

We're going to need some humor with what's going down.

Right before the most important mid-term election memory. Where the communists were about to get laquered. Imagine that.

You gotta break some eggs to make an omlette. [The North American Union]

lincolnsteffens's picture

I'll be quite content to pull up the draw bridge and stay in the castle until this too shall end. Lots of talk about maybe most of this is not Ebola and if it is, it does not get along with cold and dry weather.

Another odd thing is that someone mentioned is that most outbreaks of Ebola before this one were in The Congo.

Just saying, maybe all isn't as it seems. Of course it rarely is.

Calmyourself's picture

Ahh lincoln do some research about ebolas actual liking for cold...

weburke's picture

"this too shall end" ? no, the plan is death to billions.  Who opposes at this point? What do all the media cooperaters think? 

PT's picture

Something tells me that those people and property that needs to be "quarantined" will correlate with those with low levels of debt but it's probably just a co-incidence.

Be a good little hamster and spin that wheel.

Pickleton's picture

Might As Well HAND-IN Your GUNZ Now Bitchez :-) ...


I prefer the 'cold dead hands' delivery system.

Bangalore Equity Trader's picture

Listen Pickle Ton,

Honestly I don't know why you pea brain Americans "THINK" owning guns is going to save you. It's laughable. Ha!

mjcOH1's picture


- Washington didn't persuade the British.   He shot them.
- 5.5 million dead Nazis proved the merits of .30-06.
- Remember when Indira Gandhi shelled the Golden Temple?   Or when her bodyguard emptied a 30 round Sten clip into her, and put an end to that bullshit?

Guns - they work.

Transformer's picture


  If there weren't guns and lots of 'em in American hands, we would have already had martial law.  The NWO did everything they could to get them away from us and failed.  The Elites are in big trouble, as their plans are not working out

  The Ebola thing, and the war drums, these are backup plans.  Putin thwarts them at every turn, and now it's open borders and flights from Africa, til we get Ebola, or at least get enough of it to make everyone get vaccinated.  That vaccine should be a good one, it will save us all!! (snark snark)

  They have to conquer America before the dollar dies, cause once it dies, the military machine is dead. 

  The Elites are desparate.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

This guy must make his living 'RESCUING' people from their homes.  The gun is only a means to an end.  No drone is going to 'RESCUE' you from your home.  Only boots on the ground can do that.  A home that has been hardened against unlawful entry including common sense measures like planned placements of plate and Kevlar, preset fields of fire, and other 'non-kinetic surprises' raises the cost of overrunning your home.  When an unlawful entrant perceives a real/significant risk of death or dismemberment, he must ask himself the question of 'Is this worth the price I'm going to pay'.  Suddenly, the game of tyrant becomes more complicated that collect a paycheck and kick ass.

bob_stl's picture

"Simply put..., The State of Public Health Emergency allows bureaucrats to detain and force-vaccinate people without due process - despite not one single case being found in CT."

I don't see anything about forced vaccinations in that document.

Trucker Glock's picture

According to our esteemed Supreme Court, Sates can force quarantine.  In fact, quarantine is so important, courts have said a State's power to quarantine trumps Fed Gov's Commerce Clause.  According to the ruling, States can't force vaccination, but can punish a person with fines and/or  jail for refusing vaccination.

Jacobson v. Massachusetts sealed the deal more than 100 years ago.

Brief history of quarantine law in U.S.