Governor Schwarzenegger: State's Ready for Swine Flu Outbreak
Courtesy Office of the Governor
The governor says a joint effort between health and emergency operation officials is preparing the state to deal with increasing cases of swine flu.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says the state is prepared to deal with the outbreak of swine flu. He says that’s because officials at the local, state and national level are working together to respond to the outbreak.
“We are monitoring this outbreak minute by minute and we are working aggressively to slow the spread of the swine flu in California.”
Schwarzenegger says he’s activated the state’s joint emergency operations system – a team effort of the public health department and emergency management agency. Health providers are on high-alert for the swine flu. And, Schwarzenegger says additional influenza experts are in the state to help identify the virus.
The governor says the state will not close its border with Mexico where people have died from the swine flu. He says that’s a federal issue. And he added there are no travel restrictions at this time between Mexico and California.