Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered every part of state government under his control to start reporting any travel to countries where people might catch the Ebola virus.
He also ordered restrictions or advisories on such travelers' use of commercial transportation and going to gathering places including restaurants, groceries and theaters for 21 days after their return.
Jindal's executive order covers public college and university students, faculty and staff as well as all executive branch employees.
The governor says his order is needed because the federal government hasn't set up national precautions to keep the virus out of the country.
Jindal says "all departments, budget units, agencies, offices, entities, and officers of the executive branch" must have policies and reporting mechanisms ready within five business days.
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