DOI: 10.53524/lit.edt.978-65-995572-0-0/01

PALAVRAS CHAVE: Pandemia da COVID-19. Federalismo. Política de Saúde.

KEYWORDS: COVID-19 Pandemics. Federalism. Health Policy.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To analyze federalism and the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil, based on the role of governors and mayors of capitals, in confronting the health crisis. METHODS: Exploratory study with a qualitative approach. The qualitative technique used in the study concerns document research, explored through discourse analysis. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Since the 1988 Constitution, the Federal Government has always been a protagonist in the coordination of public policies. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown, however, that the design of federalism in Brazil allows governors and mayors to assume a leadership and coordination role. In the case of coordination and cooperation between governors and mayors of capitals to fight the pandemic, a significant part of city halls sought to articulate with state governments, seeking to implement joint and coordinated policies. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: The design of federalism in Brazil allowed states and municipalities to take measures to fight the pandemic in place of the absence of the federal government. However, a federal government coordination could present parameters to be followed, according to the indicators recommended by the health authorities.


  • Francisco Lucas de Lima Fontes

  • Leopoldina Lavor

  • Monique Menezes

Desenvolvido por Alexsander Arcelino