The President has now taken proactive measures to stop the CoronaVirus from getting to the United States.
The following is from the Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said.
“I have today declared that the CoronaVirus presents a public health emergency in the United States.”
“The United States Government has implemented temporary measures. Any US Citizen returning to the United States who has been in Hubei Province in the previous 14 days will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine. “
“To be clear, this applies only to US Citizens who have been in Hubei Province in the past 14 days prior to their attempted entry into the United States.“
“Any US Citizen returning to the United States who has been in the rest of mainland China within the previous 14 days, will undergo proactive entry health screening at a select number of ports of entry, and up to 14 days of monitored self quarantine to ensure they have not contracted the virus and do not pose a public health risk.”
“Additionally the President has signed a Presidential Proclamation using his authority pursuant to 212-F of the immigration and nationality act, temporarily suspending the entry into the United States to foreign nationals who pose a risk of transmitting the 2019 novel CoronaVirus. As a result, foreign nationals other than immediate family of US Citizens and permanent residents who have traveled in China within the last 14 days will be denied entry into the United States at this time.”
These actions will become effective on Sunday February 2nd at 5 PM EST.
You can watch the full press conference below.