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GETTING ANSWERS FROM ALL

ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS

IS CBS 13 NEWS AT NOON AND IT

STARTS WITH BREAKING NEWS.

WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS AT

THIS HOUR ON THAT DEADLY

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.

WE ARE GETTING MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT THE TWO PLANES THAT

ARRIVED FROM WUHAN, CHINA THIS

MORNING.

MORE THAN 350 WERE EVACUATED.

ONE OF THOSE PLANES CONTINUED

ON TO MAIR MAR AIRPLANE.

PASSENGERS WILL STAY AT TRAVIS

AIR FORCE BASE WHICH WILL BE

THEY BE PUT IN QUARANTINE FOR

TWO MORE WEEKS.

I WANT TO SHOW YOU LIVE PICTURE

RIGHT NOW.

THE CDC WILL BE HOLDING A NEWS

CONFERENCE.

WE'LL TAKE A SECOND HERE TO

LISTEN IN TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO

SAY.

MY NAME IS JASON McDONALD

WITH CDC MEDIA RELATIONS.

TODAY YOU WILL BE BRIEFED BY

DR. HENRY WALK.

HE WILL DELIVER A BRIEF OPENING

STATEMENT AND TAKE YOUR

QUESTIONS.

DR. WALK.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

TODAY.

MY NAME IS DR. HENRY WALK.

I AM HEADING UP THE LOCAL TEAM

FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL AND PREVENTION.

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HELPING

TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND WELL

BEING OF THE PEOPLE THE

DEPARTMENT OF STATE IS

RETURNING FROM WUHAN, CHINA.

AND CONTINUING TO ENSURE

INFECTION CONTROL.

THE EVACUEES WILL BE

TEMPORARILY STAYING AT TRAVIS

AIR FORCE BASE DURING THE

REMAINDER OF THEIR 14 DAY

QUARANTINE.

I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THEIR PLANE

TOUCHED DOWN SAFELY EARLIER

THINKING MORNING.

THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 178 PEOPLE

ON THIS FLIGHT.

AND THEY ARE GLAD TO BE HERE.

THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT

AND WE WILL DO EVERYTHING

POSSIBLE TO CARE FOR THEM.

BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE LIVED IN

WUHAN, THE EPICENTER OF THIS

OUTBREAK, WHERE THERE IS

INTENSE AND ESCALATING

COMMUNITY WIDE SPREAD OF THE

NOVEL VIRUS, THEY ARE

CLASSIFIED AT BEING HIGH RISK

FOR EXPOSURE.

MEDICAL PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN

SCREENING AND EVALUATING THESE

FOLKS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

INCLUDING BEFORE TAKE OFF,

DURING THE FLIGHT, AND

FOLLOWING ARRIVAL.

THIS INCLUDES CHECKING

TEMPERATURE AND OBSERVING FOR

RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS.

MEDICAL SCREENING WILL CONTINUE

FOR THE REMAINDER OF THEIR

QUARANTINE AND THROUGHOUT THEIR

QUARANTINE WE WILL BE FOLLOWING

CDC GUIDANCE FOR INFECT USE

CONTROL.

ANYONE SHOWING SIGNS OF ILLNESS

WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO A NEARBY

MEDICAL FACILITY FOR ISOLATION,

EVALUATION, AND CARE, AS

NEEDED.

WE KNOW THE SITUATION MAY BE

CONCERNING TO PEOPLE IN THE

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE

COMMUNITY, BASED ON OUR

EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER

CORONAVIRUS, WE DON'T BELIEVE

THESE PEOPLE POSE A RISK TO

THIS COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE ARE

TAKING MEASURES TO MINIMIZE ANY

EXPOSURES.

WITH CORONAVIRUS, PERSON TO

PERSON SPREAD IS THOUGHT TO

OCCUR MAINLY THROUGH VIA

RESPIRATORY DROPLETS PRODUCED

WHEN AN INFECTED PERSON COUGHS

OR SNEEZES, SIMILAR TO HAVE HOW

INFLUENZA OR OTHER RESPIRATORY

PATHOGENS SPREAD.

THERE MAY BE SOME SPREAD THAT

HAPPENS THROUGH CLOSE CONTACT

OR TOUCHING A CONTAMINATED

SURFACE.

BUT IT'S NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE

MAIN WAY OF SPREAD.

THE PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES,

CDC, AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

ARE TAKING INCLUDING THIS

QUARANTINE ARE SCIENCE BASED.

WE'RE TAKING THIS ACTION TO

HELP PROTECT THE HEALTH AND

SAFETY OF ALL AMERICANS.

CDC STAFF HAS SPOKEN WITH THE

EVACUEES AT TRAVIS AIR FORCE

BASE.

WE EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT CDC

UNDER STATUTORY AUTHORITY OF

THE HHS SECRETARY HAS ISSUED

FEDERAL QUARANTINE ORDERS FOR

ALL 178 PASSENGERS.

THE QUARANTINE WILL LAST 14

DAYS FROM WHEN THE PLANE LEFT

WUHAN, CHINA.

14 DAYS IS THE LONGEST

INCUBATION PERIOD EVER OBSERVED

WITH CORONAVIRUS.

THIS LEGAL ORDER IS PARKING LOT

OF OUR AGGRESSIVE PUBLIC HEALTH

RESPONSE AND ALSO PROTECT THE

HEALTH OF THE INDIVIDUALS AS

WELL AS THEIR FAMILIES AND

THEIR COMMUNITIES.

THE GOAL OF OUR PUBLIC HEALTH

RESPONSE IS TO DETECT CASES

QUICKLY AND PREVENT FURTHER

SPREAD OF THIS NEW VIRUS IN THE

U.S..

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN MORE

THAN 50 YEARS THAT CDC HAS

ISSUED A QUARANTINE ORDER.

WHILE WE UNDERSTAND THIS ACTION

MAY SEEM DRASTIC TO SOME, OUR

GOAL TODAY, TOMORROW, AND

ALWAYS CONTINUES TO BE THE

SAFETY OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.

WHILE WE RECOGNIZE THIS IS AN

UNPRECEDENTED ACTION, WE ARE

FACING A UNPRECEDENTED PUBLIC

HEALTH THREAT.

AND THIS IS ONE OF THE TOOLS IN

OUR TOOL BOX TO MITIGATE THE

POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THIS NOVEL

VIRUS ON THE UNITED STATES.

BEFORE I TAKE QUESTIONS, I

WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE THAT

EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY AS

WE WORK TOGETHER TO CONTAIN THE

SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS.

EVERYONE SHOULD STAY INFORMED.

CDC IS UPDATING ITS WEBSITE

DAILY WITH THE LATEST

INFORMATION AND ADVICE FOR THE

PUBLIC.

ADDITIONALLY, REMEMBER TO TAKE

EVERY DAY PREVENTIVE ACTIONS

THAT WE ALWAYS A RECOMMEND TO

PREVENT THE SPREAD OF

RESPIRATORY VIRUSES.

WE HAVE EXTENSIVE GUIDANCE AND

INFORMATION ON OUR CDC WEBSITE.

WE RECOMMEND VISITING THE SITE

REGULARLY FOR UPDATES.

WE'D BE HAPPY TO TAKE YOUR

QUESTIONS.

DR. WALK, HOW CONCERNED

SHOULD PEOPLE ACROSS THE UNITED

STATES BE RIGHT NOW?

WE THINK THE RISK TO THE

AMERICAN PUBLIC IS LOW.

AND THAT IS WHY WE ARE TAKING

THESE AGGRESSIVE MEASURES TO

MAINTAIN THIS LOW RISK.

SHOULD PEOPLE BE RACING OUT

TO BUY MASKS?

NO, WE DON'T THINK IT'S

WARRANTED TO BUY MASKS.

IN GENERAL, WHO ARE THE 178

PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE IN TRAVIS?

I DON'T KNOW THEIR

OCCUPATIONAL BACK FOUND.

THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO HAD THIS

EXPOSURE AND THEY ARE A MIX OF

PEOPLE WITH VARIOUS

BACKGROUNDS.

THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY

GOVERNMENT?

THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY

GOVERNMENT.

UNLIKE THE FIRST PLANE THAT

WERE A MAJORITY OR A NUMBER OF

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON THAT

PLANE, YES.

TO BE CLEAR, SO PEOPLE

UNDERSTAND, NONE OF THESE

PEOPLE SHOW ANY SYMPTOMS AT

THIS POINT BEFORE, DURING,

AFTER THE FLIGHT?

THERE WAS ONE SMALL CHILD

WHO HAD A FEVER ON THE FLIGHT

AND IS BEING EVALUATED NOW AT A

NEARBY HOSPITAL.

TALK ABOUT THEIR DAY IN AND

DAY OUT FOR THE NEXT 14 DAYS.

WHERE THEY ARE BEING HOUSED AND

THE MEDICAL PROVISIONS.

THEY ARE BEING HOUSED AT

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE IN

HOUSING THAT HAS RESTRICTED

MOVEMENT.

THERE IS AN OUTDOOR SPACE.

EACH FAMILY HAS AN INDIVIDUAL

ROOM AND THEY ARE OFFERED FOOD

AND SERVICES WRAP AROUND

SERVICES TO PROVIDE THEIR

COMFORT.

BUT THEY WILL HAVE TO STAY

UNDER QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS.

THERE IS LAUNDRY ROOMS ON

SITE?

SO THEY DON'T PASS IT ON TO

OTHER PEOPLE?

THAT IS CORRECT.

NOW REMEMBER, ALL OF THESE

PEOPLE WHO WERE UNDER

QUARANTINE DON'T HAVE SYMPTOMS.

SO WE ARE MONITORING THEM.

THEY ARE MAINTAINING LEVELS OF

SEPARATION OR SOCIAL

DISTANCING.

BUT THEY DO HAVE ACCESS TO

REGULAR SERVICES.

WHO IS DOING THEIR FOOD?

WHO IS DOING THEIR LAUNDRY?

TAKING OUT THEIR TRASH?

WE HAVE CONTRACTED SERVICES

TO DO THESE TYPES OF NECESSARY

SERVICES.

AND WE'RE ALSO PROVIDING

GUIDANCE ON INFECTION,

PREVENTION, AND CONTROL FOR

THIS.

HOW OLD IS THE CHILD THAT

HAD THE FEVER?

AND WHAT KIND OF AGE RANGE?

LET ME TAKE YOUR SECOND

QUESTION.

THE AGES RANGE FROM LESS THAN 2

ALL THE WAY TO OVER 65.

I REALLY DON'T WANT TO GET INTO

THE DETAILS OF THE SPECIFIC

AGES OF THE CHILD.

JUST TO PROTECT THEIR IDENTITY.

AS WELL AS, I DON'T WANT TO GET

INTO DETAILS INTO WHICH

FACILITY THEY WENT TO.

WHAT WERE KIND OF PROCEDURES

WERE DONE ON THE FLIGHT?

IT'S AN AIRPLANE.

SO AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IT IS AN %

AIRPLANE.

LET ME JUST SAY AGAIN, CHILDREN

HAVE FEVER FOR A NUMBER OF

DIFFERENT REASONS.

AND SO THE CHILD IS BEING

EVALUATED AT THIS POINT AND

WILL BE PUT IN ISOLATION AND

TESTED.

WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES FOR

NOT ONLY TO THOSE QUESTIONS

ABOUT THE SERVICES PROVIDED TO

THE PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE

LIVING.

OKAY.

WE ARE NOW LISTENING IN RIGHT

NOW TO AN UPDATE FROM THE CDC

ABOUT THE MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE

WHO ARE BEING QUARANTINED RIGHT

NOW AT TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE.

THEY WERE FLOWN IN FROM WUHAN,

CHINA.

NOT ALL WERE GOVERNMENT

EMPLOYEES.

ONE UNDER THE AGE OF TWO.

THE OLDEST 65 YEARS OLD BUT

SAYING THEY ARE MOSTLY NOT

EXHIBITING ANY SYMPTOMS.

SO WE WILL KEEP MONITORING

THIS.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW IF ANYTHING

MAJOR COMES OUT OF IT.

BUT THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW IS

THOSE PEOPLE NOW BEING

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