Clark County residents returning from China with no symptoms of the coronavirus are being monitored by the Southern Nevada Health District and are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days in their homes.
A spokeswoman for the district declined to say how many residents are under observation.
“We won’t have numbers – it will be fluctuating,” said Jennifer Sizemore of the Health District via email. “If we provided you a number right now, it wouldn’t be accurate for very long. We were trying to make that understood and let everyone know about this process. If there was a good way to keep those numbers up to date and provide them we absolutely would.”
“Consistent with CDC guidelines, these individuals did not have symptoms after receiving a medical screening and were allowed to return home and be monitored under a 14-day self-quarantine,” Sizemore said in an email Monday. “The number of people being monitored under these guidelines is subject to change on a daily basis.”
A number of cities are observing procedures issued this month by the Centers for Disease Control in reaction to the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 900 and infected more than 40,000, mostly in China.
Foreign nationals who have visited China in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the United States. American citizens, permanent residents and family members who have been in China in the last 14 days are allowed to enter the U.S. through one of 11 airports designated by the CDC.
They may have restrictions placed on their movement for 14 days.