Amber Vinson’s name is ringing out in the hallways of two suburban Cleveland schools after her travels have forced classes to be cancelled on Thursday.
Reports Huffington Post:
Solon Middle School and Parkside Elementary School were closed as a precaution because an unnamed middle school staffer reportedly flew on the Frontier Airlines plane that a Dallas nurse previously used, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported. Amber Joy Vinson, the second American nurse diagnosed with Ebola, traveled on the same plane the previous evening.
In an email to parents, the school district said the closings were a precautionary measure, WKYC.com reported.
Although the staff member has not shown any symptoms of Ebola, the school district decided she will remain home for 21 days and ordered the schools to be disinfected.
Vinson, 29, treated Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who tested positive for the disease on Sept. 30, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
Vinson was reportedly cleared to fly when she left Cleveland for Dallas with a fever of 99.5. She is currently being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Another Cleveland area school nurse is also currently on watch in fear that she may have come in contact with the virus.