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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: ~Lucidity
California's rules are quite different from those of New York and New Jersey. It is not a matter of "You were in Liberia, you are going into quarantine" like it is in those states.
Instead, county health agencies will assess the threat to public health posed by each individual and "tailor an appropriate level of quarantine as needed," state officials said in a press statement. The order was described as a "flexible, case-by-case approach."
No. The rules for both New York and New Jersey required that anyone who had been in an infected region be put under quarantine. Cuomo saw a bit of reason and has relaxed that to say that anyone who had been in contact with an ebola patient must be quarantined. Christie has not. Neither has provisions for a case by case approach.
That is no different. The case-by-case approach is still the same. It's not as if NY/NJ were quarantining everyone on the flights. Just those at risk. Same as California.
An ongoing behind-the-scenes skirmish between the White House and state governors on how best to handle Ebola cases is becoming even more convoluted as several states announce they are following New York and New Jersey in ordering quarantines and other precautions that go well beyond federal guidelines -- and run contrary to Obama administration recommendations. [Source]
The White House said on Thursday that it did not support the decision by a nurse in Maine to flout the voluntary quarantine imposed upon her by state authorities concerned about her exposure to Ebola.
A spokesman for Barack Obama said that it was up to states to set their own public health rules, although he believed they should be guided by science.