Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Bill to Require Coronavirus Notification for Public Housing
Washington, March 19, 2020
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) introduced H.R. 6297, the Informed Resident Notification Act.
The legislation requires Public Housing Authorities to inform all residents in a public dwelling when a COVID-19 outbreak is detected in their building. This would trigger additional steps be taken to stop the spread of the virus in that area.
Rep. Budd said in a statement:
“In the case of the Coronavirus pandemic, knowledge is power. Residents in public housing deserve to be promptly notified if an outbreak is discovered in their building. That disclosure helps ensure that the outbreak is contained, and it gives folks a heads up so they can take extra precautions for themselves and their families.”
Read the text of the bill HERE.