Under the supervision of the Georgia Department of Public Health (or DPH), about 200 people who have recently returned from China are self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), according to a DPH release. The travelers arrived in the US from mainland China outside Hubei Province with no known high-risk exposure. They are asymptomatic and are isolating themselves at home.
DPH receives a list every day from Customs and Border Protection (or CBP) with names of Georgia travelers inbound from China. Epidemiologists reach out to them by phone in order to establish a plan for self-monitoring and offer instructions on how to get in touch with the DPH before they seek health care if they develop fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
There are no Georgia travelers who have returned from Wuhan or the Hubei Province that require quarantine.