KOAT-TV.com - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Controversy is swirling around the East Coast after New York and New Jersey both implemented mandatory quarantine orders for anyone returning from Ebola stricken areas in Africa.
Initially those orders included mandatory 21-day quarantines. They came after a doctor tested positive for Ebola in Brooklyn last week. Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, Maine, Maryland and Virginia have since implemented similar orders.
New Mexico is not implementing mandatory quarantines for such travelers or health care workers however.
Scrutiny surrounded them after Kaci Hickox was placed under mandatory quarantine. She arrived in New Jersey during the weekend after spending time in Africa. She’s since been released after threatening to sue New Jersey for infringing upon her freedoms. More