Incidentally, Dr. Colin was among the first batch of medical professionals who returned from West African region when it became known publicly that health officials returning from the region might have to undergo quarantine.
At the time Dr. Colin arrived at the JKF International Airport, two other medical doctors had already been put under forced quarantine.
However, the difference in his case was that he was cleared for further travel at JKF International Airport only and arrived in the Bay Area. Dr. Colin himself talked to San Mateo county public health officials and agreed to undergo quarantine himself.
He said that he had made to decision to undergo quarantine himself while he was in Liberia. This he wanted to do so as to be sure that he might not become a medical scare to the people around him.
This decision to undergo the restricted quarantine period of 21 days on its own is quite in contrast to the other cases where health officials returning from these countries are made to undergo the same forcibly.
Bucks had been associated with International Medical Corps and had been treating Ebola patients for five weeks in Liberia before it became evident that he needed to return.
He took every precaution and conducted the medical tests as per standard operations while he was in Liberia. Yet he took the decision to undergo self quarantine himself.