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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Notes for Potential Travelers to Ebola Impacted West African Countries

If you travel to Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone you will likely be subject to quarantine restrictions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and local health department, for up to 21 days upon your return to the United States. The situation in Mali is still changing and may also result in similar restrictions. 

Air travel from these countries is restricted. Generally you will be required to land at one of five selected U.S. airports. At the airport you will be screened by the CDC and/or the NYSDOH, for your health status and your activities during travel. CDC/NYSDOH may impose restrictions on your movement or activities (e.g., quarantine at home or at a controlled location, self-monitoring for symptoms or monitoring under close observation of a health department official, prohibition from certain modes of public transportation, etc). If you are returning to a New York State location, your restrictions will be enforced by the local health department.

If you would like more information on travel restrictions, please see wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/ and www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/ebola/docs/screening_protocol_jfk.pdf or contact the JCC Health Services Office.

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Ebola Health Advisory

The State University of New York continues to closely monitor the evolving Ebola situation. 

Governor Cuomo has taken a number of steps to assure New Yorkers that proactive steps are being taken to protect health and safety, including the designation of SUNY Upstate and Stony Brook University Hospital as part of a statewide network of hospitals that will treat any potential patients. In support of the Governor’s preparedness planning and to protect our students and campuses communities, the Chancellor or the State University of New York has expanded the system-wide Ebola working group and continues to provide guidance and direction to all campuses.

The system-wide Ebola working group has been expanded to include campus specialists in medical management, public health, emergency management, international programs and student services. The Steering Committee for this working group is chaired by Dr. John F. Williams, M.D., Ed.D., M.P.H., President of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Williams has extensive public health experience and expertise. 

This standing committee will convene regularly, monitor the situation locally and beyond and will work to ensure that campuses have access to the latest available information.

Please contact the JCC Health Center if you have any questions or concerns:

10/17/14 - Chancellor Zimpher Outlines SUNY-wide Ebola Preparedness Plan: Ebola Preparedness Memo to Campuses

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