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Jindal: report any state travel to Ebola countries

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Monday, October 20 2014 Oct 20, 2014 October 20, 2014 5:40 PM October 20, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered every part of state government under his control to start reporting any travel to countries where people might catch the Ebola virus.

He also ordered restrictions or advisories on such travelers' use of commercial transportation and going to gathering places including restaurants, groceries and theaters for 21 days after their return.

Jindal's executive order Monday covers public college and university students, faculty and staff as well as all executive branch employees.

Jindal says his order is needed because the federal government hasn't set up national precautions to keep the virus out of the country.

Jindal says "all departments, budget units, agencies, offices, entities, and officers of the executive branch" must have policies and reporting mechanisms ready within five business days.

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