On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the California Department of Public Health established an Ebola hotline call center to respond to public inquiries related to Ebola. The hotline, 855-421-5921 will be in operation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In press release announcing the hotline, Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director and state health officer said, “This hotline has been set up and staffed to answer questions from those concerned about the possibility of Ebola in California. Our goal is to be available to eliminate the mystery of this disease and offer the facts to Californians as the situation evolves. This is one in a series of steps we have taken in the last few months.”

There are currently no confirmed cases of Ebola in California and no suspect cases, Chapman stressed.