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Arriving in SFO in late May. Will I have to quarantine for 14 days?

Arriving in SFO in late May. Will I have to quarantine for 14 days?

Old May 1st, 2020, 04:29 AM
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I’m following this as my son works in the US, but lives in Munich with his wife and son. He works for four weeks and then is off for four weeks. This has worked out well for almost two years until Covid made an appearance.

His last four weeks off he had to return to the states two weeks early. He self quarantined at our house then went to work. He is scheduled to be off May 6th and has a flight back to Germany on the 7th.

He wants to stay home the entire four weeks. Except for the plane trip he isn’t in any more of a risk than going to a home to the states. Munich has the same rules we do here in MI. His employer says he just has to follow the USA’s agencies guidelines for international travel. The CDC website states two week self quarantine after returning from Europe.

Right now his plan is to go home and then see if anything changes in a couple of weeks. I replied on this to get updates so I’d know when to check the thread.

Good luck mendota98. I hope you get home safely.
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Old May 1st, 2020, 07:50 AM
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"It is disheartening to see how the airlines have not made face masks obligatory. When did we stop listening to licensed medical experts and allowing company executives to make health care decisions?"

Procedures/requirements are changing/evolving every day . . . But the majors are indeed requiring masks https://apnews.com/445ac414e3be792cbcd885b8c1eb2b28
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Old May 1st, 2020, 10:39 AM
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Thank you Janisj.

This is what I was referring to: "But recently passengers have posted photos on social media of crowded planes with many passengers who weren’t covering their faces despite the recommendation by federal health officials to wear a mask when in public to prevent spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

In some cases, airlines created the crowds by canceling other flights and packing passengers onto fewer planes",
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Old May 1st, 2020, 11:09 AM
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Yes - as I mentioned the rules change every day what happened last week isn't that same as what's happening today, and 2 weeks from now things will be different again.

BUT to your comment "When did we stop listening to licensed medical experts and allowing company executives to make health care decisions?" . . . that is a big misconception. There is no, and has not been, a unified opinion from medical professionals since this ordeal began. The same doctors and administrators who were telling us 5 weeks ago that masks are not necessary and may do more harm than good, are now saying masks are mandatory. Hard to blame the airlines when 'official' pronouncements have flipped, flopped and flipped again . . .

In my general local area. . . . say Yolo County - a month ago they were discouraging the general public from using masks, but as of today, anyone outside their homes in the county must wear a mask or risk a ticket and or arrest . . .
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Old May 1st, 2020, 12:10 PM
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The people I saw outside the grocery store without masks on were smoking. At least they were more than 20 feet from the door.

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Old May 1st, 2020, 12:18 PM
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Maybe the pictures of people on an airplane without masks were taken right before or after meal or drink service. Can't take everything at face value these days as more than a few folks have an agenda about this virus.
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Old May 1st, 2020, 11:26 PM
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"that is a big misconception. There is no, and has not been, a unified opinion from medical professionals since this ordeal began. The same doctors and administrators who were telling us 5 weeks ago that masks are not necessary and may do more harm than good, are now saying masks are mandatory."

The media has made numerous statements that masks were in short supply. So the idea was to preserve the supply for health care workers and front line workers. Previous incidences of viral outbreaks have indicated the need for proactive stockpiling of supplies. The government response (politicians) has been reactive. Administrators were caught ill prepared for a catastrophe they were warned about by medical professionals.



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Old May 3rd, 2020, 07:46 AM
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The masks recommended for the general public in California are basic simple cloth coverings, not medical grade. To prevent "spraying" droplets when you talk or inadvertantly cough.

Judging by the amount of freeway traffic yesterday afternoon (Saturday), ain't no one enforcing any Stay at Home guidance in California.

Use the restroom before you leave the airport!

I have not been inside a gas station or fast food restaurant but have seen open restrooms in supermarkets. I have seen a some McDonalds and general stores along the Freeways which allow walkin orders to go, not sure though if they keep their restrooms open.

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Old May 8th, 2020, 01:58 AM
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Topping.
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