Quarantine - Poliomyelitis - All persons are forbidden to enter or leave these premises without the permission of the Health Officer under Penalty of the Law

Quarantine - Poliomyelitis - All persons are forbidden to enter or leave these premises without the permission of the Health Officer under Penalty of the Law

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Rectangular tan cardboard sign with text, "QUARANTINE POLIOMYELITIS All persons are forbidden to enter or leave these premises without the permission of the Health Officer under Penalty of the Law. This notice is posted in compliance with the Sanitary Code of Connecticut and must not be removed with out permission of the Health Officer---Health Officer. Form D-1-Po." Text on reverse reads, "Regulation 20 of the Sanitary Code of the State of Connecticut. The local health officer upon receiving a report of a case of any of the diseases designated in this regulation shall promptly institute and maintain control during the period of communicability by the method hereinafter designated: (b) when the disease is Diphtheria, Poliomyelitis, Scarlet fever, Smallpox the apartment or premises where such disease exists shall be placarded and the affected person and attendants shall be isolated and quarantined therein."
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Currently not on view
Object Name
quarantine sign, polio
date made
ca 1920
place made
United States: Connecticut
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 6 in; 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
2005.3080.07
nonaccession number
2005.3080
catalog number
2005.3080.07
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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