California Adopts Risk-Based Ebola Quarantines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California health officials are recommending 21 days of quarantine for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients. But they're leaving it up to county officials to determine whether to isolate someone. The state's health officer, Dr. Ron Chapman, announced Wednesday that California is adopting risked-based quarantines to protect the public. It's a more nuanced approach than the blanket quarantines ordered by the governors of New Jersey and New York. So far, the California Department of Public Health says one person has been deemed to be at "high risk" or "some risk." That person has been quarantined at home. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has notified state officials of 19 people who recently traveled to an Ebola-affected country as of Friday.