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Jerry Brown administration issues Ebola memo for state workforce

The Ebola virus.
The Ebola virus. AP

State employers must clear employees returning from Ebola-stricken nations before allowing them to come back to work, according to a memo issued by the California Department of Human Resources.

After noting that the virus is spreading in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the memo says, “If your agency or department has an employee returning from one of these three countries or any other countries that become affected by Ebola, you are asked to contact the local health department in your area to determine if this person is able to return to work.”

Asked whether the health check was a request or a mandate, CalHR spokeswoman Pat McConahay said, “An employee cannot return to work until the department makes that call to local authorities.”

Call Jon Ortiz, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1043.

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