CDC [U.S.]

CDC [U.S.]

CDC Confirms Seventh Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Friday, January 31, 2020

Transcript for CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Friday, January 31, 2020

CDC Issues Federal Quarantine Order to Repatriated U.S. Citizens at March Air Reserve Base
Friday, January 31, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under statutory authority of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, has issued federal quarantine orders to all 195 United States citizens who repatriated to the U.S. on January 29, 2020. The quarantine will last 14 days from when the plane left Wuhan, China.  This action is a precautionary and preventive step to maximize the containment of the virus in the interest of the health of the American public.
This legal order will protect the health of the repatriated citizens, their families, and their communities. These individuals will continue to be housed at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. Medical staff will continue to monitor the health of each traveler, including temperature checks and observation for respiratory symptoms.  If an individual presents symptoms, medical care will be readily available. Even if a screening test comes back negative from CDC’s laboratory results, it does not conclusively mean an individual is at no risk of developing the disease over the likely 14-day incubation period…

[See also Africa CDC announcements below]