Michigan’s parks department says it is advising residents of the state’s most beautiful parks to wear head coverings when walking or cycling in the state, amid concerns over possible Ebola infections.
The advisories come as more than 400 people have tested positive for the Ebola virus in the United States and a new outbreak has been detected in New York City.
Paul LePage said in a statement Thursday that people who test positive for Ebola should wear full face masks.
Maine has more than 1,400 miles of state parks and hiking trails.
The department advises residents to follow all state park rules and regulations.
Middlesex County Public Health says people who have been exposed to the virus are asked to quarantine for up to 24 hours and to avoid public gatherings for at least 48 hours.
The county’s health department also recommends that people wash their hands before and after using the restroom.
The county has also issued a public health advisory for the city of New Haven, Connecticut.
Officials say they have identified about 1,500 people who tested positive.
The agency recommends that those with symptoms, and those who work at hospitals or nursing homes, go to the nearest ER.
In New York, Gov.
Andrew Cuomo ordered the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to start issuing voluntary hand sanitizer to its nearly 9,000 public-health workers and their family members.
Cuomo, who is leading a national campaign to eradicate the Ebola outbreak, ordered the program because he is concerned about people who were exposed to Ebola in West Africa.
The state has had a higher than expected number of cases in the New York area.
It was also the only state where the first cases were reported Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told CNN.
The governor’s office said more than 100 of the first 100 cases were New Yorkers.
The state has also reported cases in Maine, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut.