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[UPDATED] Florida Tells International Travelers to Self Quarantine for Two Weeks

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The Florida Department of Health just issued a rather drastic measure.

In a press release, it advises “all individuals who have traveled internationally to self-isolate for 14 days following their date of return to the United States.”

This, of course, is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Preventative? Panic-based? Both?

UPDATE: It seems Florida’s press release caused a bit of a stir.

The self-isolation applies to only people who have visited certain counties.

The Florida Department of Health is advising all individuals who have traveled internationally to follow the new CDC guidelines, summarized below:

  • Level 3: Mandatory 14-day self-isolation and practice social distancing upon return to the United States. Social distancing includes avoiding going out in public and close personal interactions. If you become symptomatic, immediately self-isolate and contact your county health department or health care provider.

  • Level 2 and Cruises: Monitor your health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning to the United States. If you become symptomatic, immediately self-isolate and contact your county health department or health care provider.

FWIW, here are the CDC’s Level 2 and Level 3 counties. H/T @seansmother and @MarcusAMotes on Twitter.

If you live in another state, will you take Florida’s advisory into consideration?

H/T: Nina

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