Fearing Ebola, Ala. Gov. Robert Bentley Asks Colleges About Travel
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Gov. Robert Bentley wants Alabama colleges to identify students or instructors returning from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa.
Bentley wrote in a letter to college officials that students and instructors from West Africa may return home for the holidays to visit family and friends.
The governor asked that schools provide the names of anyone planning travel to West Africa, their contact information and return dates. Reports say state public health officials should be notified when travelers return to Alabama.
No Ebola has been reported in Alabama.
Travelers returning to the United States from West Africa are screened for symptoms at designated airports. At a minimum, students and instructors returning to Alabama may be asked to check in daily with health officials for three weeks.
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