n April 2022, attorney Bobbie Anne Cox filed suit in the New York State Supreme Court against Gov. Kathy Hochul
(D-NY) and the New York
State Department of Health. Borrello v. Hochul
sought to prevent implementation of 10 NYCRR 2.13, or Rule 2.13, a DOH regulation titled “Isolation and Quarantine Procedures,” which empowered public health
officials to issue isolation and quarantine orders for New York citizens “to control the spread of a highly contagious communicable disease.”
According to Cox, the regulation leaves citizens vulnerable to multiple violations of their civil rights. “This regulation renders New Yorkers guilty until proven innocent,” she said.