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California issues quarantine policy

29 Oct, 2014

California sets out rules giving county health officials the ability to screen people arriving from west Africa or who have worked with infected patients, to determine if they are at risk and if they should be quarantined. Failure to comply with a quarantine order could result in misdemeanor criminal charges. Health department statement:

This order will allow local health officers to determine, for those coming into California, who is most at risk for developing this disease, and to contain any potential spread of the disease by responding to those risks appropriately