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All were "feeling well and in good health," NBC News President Deborah Turness said in a statement sent to staff members on Tuesday.
“While they are deemed to be at low risk, we have agreed with state and local health authorities that our team will not come to work, and they will stay at home taking their temperatures twice daily and staying in touch with the local health authorities for the remainder of the recommended 21-day period."
The journalists eat all meals in their hotel, and wash their shoes with a mixture of bleach and water when they return from reporting. They don’t take cabs or rides with drivers they don’t know.
The reporters seek to interview people outside of their homes and try not to touch anything or sit down when in neighborhoods affected by the epidemic, Larson said.
State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew
“Unfortunately, the NBC crew violated this agreement and so the Department of Health today issued a mandatory quarantine order to ensure that the crew will remain confined until Oct. 22,” the state Health Department told the Associated Press.
The crew included the network’s chief medical editor and correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who lives in New Jersey.
Snyderman was reporting in Liberia about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa with Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman who was infected with the disease.