Schools, businesses affected by Ebola concerns

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AKRON, Ohio — Akron school officials announced that Resnik CLC was closed Thursday as a precaution after a student’s mother had contact with Ebola patient Amber Vinson.

Details of their contact were not made available.

The student was in voluntary quarantine along with his/her mother.

The health department did not order the school to close, rather the district made the decision as a precaution.

It will remain closed until Oct. 20.

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BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The PNC Bank processing center in Brecksville will be closed today as a precaution after learning an employee traveled on one of the same planes as the latest Ebola patient the morning after the patient’s flight.

According to PNC spokesperson Marcey Zwibel, the PNC employee is not showing symptoms at this time and is working from home for an extended period of time. No PNC customers are impacted.

The facility is being cleaned today, and could also be closed Friday. All employees will be working from home.

NORTH CANTON, Ohio- A staff member from North Canton Hoover High School was on a Frontier flight from Dallas to Cleveland on Tuesday. The school says even though it was a different flight, there’s a possibility it was the same aircraft. So to be overly cautious, they are cleaning and sanitizing all areas of the school.

The school WILL BE open on Friday but the staff member will not be at work until the person receives official clearance from local health authorities.

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — St. Joan of Arc school in Chagrin Falls notified the school community that a teacher’s husband was on the flight with Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who was later diagnosed with Ebola.

As a precaution, the teacher was placed on leave for 21 days with pay.

Health experts say symptoms of the virus appear between 2 and 21 days.

Parents were informed to pick up their children Thursday so the school could close and be cleaned by a professional company as a precaution.

MORE: What are the symptoms of Ebola, how is it transmitted?

SOLON, Ohio — Two Solon schools were 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, the 29-year-old Dallas nurse who traveled through Cleveland and was later diagnosed with Ebola.

Solon Middle School and Parkside Elementary School were closed and the buses for the district were sanitized.

School officials said they did not believe students or staff were at risk of contracting the virus, which is spread by direct contact with bodily fluid.

The school will reopen Monday; Friday is a scheduled professional day for staff and school is not in session.

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio- Warrensville Heights City Hall, except for the police and fire departments, will be closed until Friday, Oct. 17, as a precaution.

Employees have been notified about the precautions to ensure their safety.

City Hall will be thoroughly cleaned by an outside company strictly as a precautionary measure.

All other city facilities including the Civic & Senior Center, Service and Building Departments will remain open.

WICKLIFFE, Ohio- Wickliffe Schools Superintendent Joe Spiccia says a spouse of a teacher at Wickliffe Middle School was on the Cleveland to Dallas flight with Amber Vinson. They contacted the Lake County Board of Health and determined the school should remain open, since there was no direct contact.

The teacher remained home Thursday.

Ebola patient

It was learned Wednesday that the health care worker with Ebola, Amber Vinson, 29,  flew from Dallas/Fort Worth to Cleveland on Oct. 10 to visit family and plan her wedding.

She made the return trip on Oct. 13 from Cleveland to Dallas/Forth Worth.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked all passengers on both of Vinson’s flights, Frontier Airlines flight 1142 and 1143, to call 1-800-CDC-INFO.

 

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