Lakeland: Govorner Rick Scott has ordered twice daily monitoring for anyone returning from places the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates as affected by Ebola.
Scott signed the order on Saturday, giving the Florida Health Department authority to monitor individuals for 21 days. Scott said his administration asked the CDC to identify risk levels of returning individuals from specific parts of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone but has not received information.
Ebola Scott said he was taking action out of an abundance of caution following news that a New York doctor tested positive for Ebola after caring for patients in Africa. New York, New Jersey and Illinois have introduced similar quarantine policies in recent days.