Quarantine

Dr. Craig Spencer (credit: LinkedIn.com)

Person Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient Dr. Craig Spencer Released From Quarantine

City officials announced Wednesday that one person is being released from a quarantine that had been ordered following contact with diagnosed Ebola virus patient Dr. Craig Spencer.

11/05/2014

Kaci Hickox

Quarantine Over For Nurse Kaci Hickox, But Boyfriend Says He’s Been Told To Stay Away

Ted Wilbur told reporters that the University of Maine at Fort Kent asked him to stay away as his girlfriend, Kaci Hickox, was in the news amid attempts to quarantine her after she returned from treating Ebola patient in West Africa.

11/03/2014

Health workers wearing Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) stand at an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia on October 27, 2014. (Photo ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Releases Ebola Protocol Details

New Jersey’s protocol to manage patients being screened for possible Ebola includes providing financial assistance to anyone who loses income because of a state-ordered quarantine.

10/31/2014

The complex of connected trailers set up by Hackensack University Medical Center sits in a private lot next to a McDonald's and a train station. (Credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Questions Arise About Location Of Hackensack University Medical Center’s Ebola Treatment Center

Questions have arisen about a New Jersey hospital’s setup to treat Ebola patients.

10/30/2014

Kaci Hickox

Nurse Quarantined In NJ Over Ebola Concerns Defies Quarantine In Maine

Kaci Hickox, who stepped outside to meet briefly with reporters Wednesday night, followed through with her promise by leaving her home Thursday.

10/30/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, Sept. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Cuomo Looking For Ways To Urge Medical Workers To Go To West Africa

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he is looking for ways to encourage medical workers to go to West Africa to fight Ebola.

10/29/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut Enacts Mandatory Quarantine Policy Over Ebola Concerns

Connecticut officials have joined counterparts in other states – including New York and New Jersey — in defending and detailing quarantine powers they’ve enacted as a precaution against the Ebola virus.

10/27/2014

Kaci Hickox (Credit: CBS 2)

Nurse Quarantined In NJ: ‘My Basic Human Rights Have Been Violated’

The nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is now a patient herself, only Hickox might actually call herself a prisoner.

10/26/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a meeting with representatives on New York's planned response to an Ebola case on Oct. 16, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Changes Quarantine Rules For People Exposed To Ebola

The governor said health care workers and civilians who have had exposure to Ebola patients in West Africa will now be asked to stay in their homes for a 21-day quarantine.

10/26/2014

Dr. Craig Spencer (credit: LinkedIn.com)

NYC Doctor With Ebola ‘Awake And Communicating'; Fiancee Released From Hospital

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the fiancee of a doctor who is being treated for Ebola is set to leave Bellevue Hospital.

10/25/2014

A health care worker who had been serving in West Africa was quarantined after landing at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, Oct. 24. (Credit: CBS 2)

Traveler Quarantined In NJ After Returning From West Africa Tests Negative For Ebola

On Saturday, the New Jersey Department of Health said the woman remains under observation and in isolation at University Hospital in Newark.

10/25/2014

A health care worker who had been serving in West Africa was quarantined after landing at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, Oct. 24. She later developed a fever. (Credit: CBS 2)

Quarantined Traveler Who Returned To N.J. From West Africa Develops Fever

A health care worker who was quarantined at Newark Liberty International Airport after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa developed a fever and was being evaluated Friday night.

10/24/2014

Cuomo, Christie Ebola press conference

New York, New Jersey Set Up Mandatory Quarantine Requirement Amid Ebola Threat

In the wake of the first confirmed Ebola virus case in New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey have set up a new screening system that goes above and beyond the guidelines already set up by federal officials.

10/24/2014

Eric Silverman was isolated for three days amid an Ebola scare, but is now believed to have been suffering from malaria. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Man Isolated Over Ebola Scare Likely Was Suffering From Malaria

CBS 2 was there when Eric Silverman found out what made him so sick upon returning from West Africa.

08/11/2014

Swinburne Island is seen from Chopper 880 - July 10, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Check It Out: NYC’s Abandoned Swinburne Island

New York City is full of little nuggets of history long abandoned. Among them is the small, artificial Swinburne Island, located in New York Bay east of Staten Island.

07/10/2013