The Hill article Trump administration officials said Friday they are moving quickly to implement the federal government’s COVA-19-like quarantine rules for indoor plants.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued a directive to states requiring people with respiratory symptoms to be put in quarantine for six to 12 days after they were diagnosed with COVID.
It also said people with COVA symptoms, such as coughing, shortness of breath, fever, cough and sore throat, will be placed in quarantine.
The move is designed to help protect the public from coronavirus.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a similar directive last week, saying people with breathing problems, coughing, or shortness on breath must be put into quarantine for two to 12 hours after being diagnosed with the virus.
The Trump administration said it is making the move in order to address concerns raised by states that the rule will be confusing to businesses and people.
The EPA said the rules do not address whether people with these respiratory symptoms should be allowed to visit their relatives or friends and, instead, focus on what the Centers for Diseases Control and Research calls the most important safety issue.
The rule, which is voluntary, is aimed at addressing concerns raised in states that COVID outbreaks can affect people in their homes and businesses.
It says it will only apply to those who have symptoms or symptoms associated with COVI, not other health conditions, such a chronic health condition or a neurological disorder.
The rules also allow states to set the time to implement them, which could take up to 18 months.
Trump is expected to sign them into law in the coming days.
The move follows Trump’s directive to all U.S. states last week to enact COVA quarantine policies that will be similar to the federal standards.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it has already received more than 400 applications to be eligible for the new rules, and expects to receive a record number of applications by the end of next week.
The agency has a “high degree of confidence” that the rules will reduce the number of people infected with COX-2 and COVID in the U.K., Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium and other countries.
The government said it will issue guidance to states and local governments to ensure that people with the most severe COVID symptoms, including those with breathing issues, cough, short breath, fevers, short or no time to go to the bathroom, sore throat or cough, or have other respiratory symptoms, are put in the quarantine.