"In the event that the returning passengers do arrive at ONT, preparations are being made to ensure that proper health, safety and security procedures are followed". Five cases of the disease have been confirmed in the United States. She described the scene as "a moving and uplifting experience".
The jet landed shortly after 8 a.m.at March Air Reserve Base about 60 miles (96 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.
A US government chartered flight evacuating American consulate staffers and private USA citizens from the coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan, China, arrives at Anchorage International Airport en route to California, Jan, 28, 2020.
Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and in more severe cases shortness of breath or pneumonia.
Lauren Gardner, director of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering and a civil engineering professor at Johns Hopkins, said the map isn't just a resource for the public - health officials can download the data, which will inform research on the coronavirus in the future.
A flight carrying about 200 American evacuees landed at a US military base in Southern California after leaving the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China.
"Alaska is proud to do its part in helping our fellow Americans come home safely", Gov. Mike Dunleavy said, applauding the rigorous screenings the passengers underwent.
Officially known as 2019-nCoV, the virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. There are now more than 6,000 confirmed cases, according to a tracking map created by Johns Hopkins. Several other cities in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, are facing heavy restrictions on movement. It has spread to 13 other countries, including the US, Australia, Singapore, and Taiwan.
The quarantine news comes as British Airways announced it was suspending all flights to mainland China with immediate effect.
Airlines have stopped China flights.
The US Embassy in Beijing said a chartered plane would pick up US consular staff from Wuhan on Wednesday.
He said the World Health Organization "deeply regrets" referring to the worldwide risk from the virus as "moderate" instead of "high" last week.
"The outbreak is growing and there is limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas", the CDC said earlier this week.
In France, the country's Health Minister Agnès Buzyn confirmed two patients were hospitalized in Paris with the illness.