CHA News Article

CDC Updates Screening Guidelines for Travelers from Sierra Leone
Active monitoring of travelers to be stopped

Effective Nov. 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its enhanced Ebola entry screening and monitoring program for travelers returning from Sierra Leone, and will no longer require active monitoring of those travelers. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has revised its procedure for monitoring returning travelers in accordance with the updated CDC guidelines. CDPH will continue to notify local health departments of travelers from Sierra Leone arriving in their jurisdictions; however, active monitoring of the traveler is not required. Guidance documents from both the CDC and CDPH are attached.