The White House said Friday it was looking into a potential threat from pandemic coronaviruses.
The administration said it would take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of coronaviral disease to New York.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that a team is on the ground in New Jersey investigating a potential pandemic case.
Officials were not saying what that was, but the White House on Friday said the team is focusing on possible contacts of the New Jersey case.
The state is currently dealing with a coronavisd outbreak after three people were hospitalized in one of the state’s biggest cities and a fifth person was hospitalized in a separate incident.
Officials say it is likely to remain a major concern for New York and the country.