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Newark Quarantine Station

Jurisdiction

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Newark. The station’s jurisdiction includes all ports of entry in New Jersey.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death on aircraft and maritime vessels (cruise and cargo) at international ports of entry within jurisdiction.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments and refer any migrants with specific medical conditions that need evaluation and treatment.
  • Partner with federal agencies, local and state health departments, and hospitals in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at ports of entry.
  • Monitor importations that may have pathogens infectious to humans.
  • Conduct training for local and state partners about migrant health-related processing, and partner on emergency response.
  • Respond to immigration emergencies or threats posed by emerging diseases.

Ports of Entry Statistics 2009

Major Airport Arrivals

Newark Liberty International Airport

Major Seaport Arrivals

Cape Liberty Port, Bayonne

The port of Cape Liberty has the second largest volume of passengers among the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Coast ports.

Ports of Newark and Elizabeth
Newark

Contact Information

(973) 368-6200 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Office Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m.–5.00 p.m. ET

CDC Newark Quarantine Station

52 Terminal B
Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark, NJ 07081

Fax: (973) 368-6204
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