State Corrects Advisory On Who Should Self-Isolate For Coronavirus
Two hours after alarming state residents by saying anyone who traveled outside the country should “self-isolate” for 14 days, Florida health officials corrected themselves, saying that the guidance applies only to people who traveled to certain hot spots for transmission.
Around 2 p.m. Monday, under the heading of an “update,” the Florida Department of Health corrected a noon release that erroneously said the agency was “advising all individuals who have traveled internationally to self-isolate for 14 days following their date of return to the United States.”
The corrected release said that guidance was actually “mandatory” but only applies to “Level 3” countries: Italy, China, South Korea and Iran. The agency clarified that mandatory self-isolation for travelers from those countries came from guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Read more at the Miami Herald.