Gov. Scott signs executive order mandating Ebola screening for anyone returning from impacted areas

October 26, 2014 2:14 PM

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Gov. Scott signs executive order mandating Ebola screening for anyone returning from impacted areas

In an effort to ensure Florida does not become next on the list of states with confirmed cases of Ebola, Governor Rick Scott has issued an executive order mandating anyone returning to Florida from African nations affected by the virus outbreak to be monitored twice daily for 21-days.

“We have asked the CDC to identify the risk levels of all returning individuals from these areas, but they have not provided that information,” Scott wrote in a statement. “Therefore, we are moving quickly to require the four individuals who have returned to Florida already – and anyone in the futur...

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