LOS ANGELES - A U.S citizen who recently traveled from China is in quarantine at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu with no symptoms.
On Wednesday, the CDC held a news conference to assure the public that he is not a COVID-19 patient.
He arrived Sunday after traveling to LAX from Beijing.
In fact, these medical officials say, there are no cases of COVID-19 in Ventura County.
If that person developed symptoms he’d be moved to a hospital for treatment and remain in isolation until healthy.
Dr. Robert McDonald of the CDC says, "If they were to have a fever, cough, any trouble breathing, the individual through pre-arranged agreements would be brought on special EMS groups that are well aware of how to protect themselves and how to protect the community."
Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin said only fourteen air passengers in three weeks needed to be quarantined.
And other precautions have been taken.
Mayor Eric Garcetti says, "We're disinfecting LAX every hour. We are making sure those points of entry where someone can come in and create a vector are secure as we can possibly make them."
It's unclear if a person with COVID-19 can infect people before they get symptoms.