March 24th, 2011 – How to handle people arriving with contamination greater than 20x background

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From: Ruth McBurney
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:33 PM
Cc: ‘Adela Salame-Alfie’
Subject: FYI – Customs and Border Patrol protocols for screening people coming from Japan

Dear Director and Associate Members,

Attached you will find the suite of documents that make up the Traveler Plan Protocol and Procedures for screening travelers leaving Japan for possible radioactive contamination. These documents were prepared by an interagency workgroup to make sure it was appropriate and addresses many concerns.

We realize that some of you may need additional guidance on how to handle people arriving with contamination greater than 20 x background. At the same time, we are aware that each state may handle things differently. Please reach out to Adela or me if you need further assistance.

Please verify the contact information for your state and notify CRCPD as soon as possible of any changes. These documents will be made available on the secure side of the website for Director and Associate Members.

Included with this email is a document that lists the airports receiving direct flights from Japan. While every jurisdiction should be prepared to  manage these cases, clearly the 14 states/territories that receive direct flights from Japan would be more directly impacted.

Please be aware that these documents have been transmitted to state health officials, public health preparedness directors, and environmental health directors.

Please share with those within your agency/public health system who have a need to know but, for now, this probably should not be widely or publicly distributed/posted.

Ruth E. McBurney

Executive Director
502-227-4543, ext. 0
Pages From ML12128A336 – How to Handle People Arriving With Contamination Greater than 20 x Background.

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