Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Oct. 27 issued the following outline of how the state is monitoring the health of any individual returning to Connecticut after traveling from one of the countries in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Earlier this month, the governor announced the state was utilizing its authority under the order signed by Mr. Malloy granting the Department of Public Health (DPH) commissioner the discretion to quarantine people who have met the threshold for such action. As of last week, the department has issued four quarantine orders in the state involving nine people. One order involving one person has been rescinded based on a review of additional information related to travel activities. Currently, there are eight people in quarantine in Connecticut.