Ebola precautions taken at Cranwood School in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND- The Cleveland Metropolitan School District said it was made aware late Wednesday that a teacher who works at Cranwood School may have come in contact with a person diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

In a release, the school district said, after being assured by the City Health Department that students, families and staff are not at risk, they took the following precautions:

  • Cranwood School families and staff were notified about the precautions we are taking.
  • Overnight, the school was thoroughly cleaned with a bleach-based cleaning solution, according to guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control.
  • The teacher suspected of having contact with an affected person is at home and will remain at home until cleared by health officials to return to work.

The school district says the steps they took are strictly precautionary.

Wednesday, officials said Amber Vinson, 29, a Denver nurse, traveled through Cleveland and spent some time in the Akron area and Tallmadge. She was later diagnosed with Ebola.

In Solon, the middle school and Parkside Elementary will be closed Thursday as a precaution, after the district learned a Solon Middle School staff member traveled home from Dallas on Frontier Airlines Tuesday on a different flight, but possibly the same aircraft, as Amber Vinson.

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