Before joining Newsweek, Lucy Westcott was an editorial fellow at The Wire. Previously a United Nations correspondent for the Inter Press Service, she has also written for the Guardian, Bustle, American Journalism Review, and the Capital News Service, and interned at the BBC’s Washington bureau. Lucy received her Masters of Journalism degree from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, and got her start in journalism writing copy for a police station. She was born and raised in Swindon, U.K.
All travelers returning to the U.S. from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea will be monitored for 21 days, the CDC said Wednesday, and failure to check in will result in “immediate steps to find the person.”