Thursday, July 02, 2020


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CoronavirusLegalThis searchable database includes 205 law-related documents on the Coronavirus, Racism, and the law.  It does not include news articles.  It was updated with 25 additional documents on June 28, 2020. 

Documents were gathered through an electronic database search using the following search terms:

(COVID-19 or coronavirus) in the same sentence with ("African American" or Hispanic or  Latino or Latinx or Latina or "Asian American"  or "pacific islander  or "native Hawaiian" or "native American" or  "American Indian" or racism or racist or racial)) 

While the database includes duplicates, most duplicates have been removed.


Document Type Number
Administrative Decisions & Guidance 17
Cases 2
Legislation (Proposed & Enacted) 92
Regulations (Proposed & Enacted) 8
Secondary Sources 80
Trial Court Documents 6

The documents were not reviewed and may only be tangentially related to the topic. Furthermore, it is possible that an inappropriate article is included in the database. If you think an article is racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic or otherwise inappropriate,  please email with (1) the name of the database and (2) the complete name of the article. 

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Vernellia R. Randall
Founder and Editor
Professor Emerita of Law
The University of Dayton School of Law