Two Ohio schools were closed Thursday and a third was disinfected overnight because of the possibility that separate staff members may have come in contact with a an Ebola-infected person.
An email sent to parents by the Solon City School District said they closed Solon Middle School and Parkside Elementary School in Ohio closed Thursday after they learned a middle school staff member may have traveled aboard the same airplane, though not the same flight, as Dallas nurse Amber Joy Vinson.
Vinson, 26, one of two nurses who contracted Ebola after caring for Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, had returned to the Cleveland area to plan her wedding.
In the email, the district explains they learned about the situation late Wednesday. Since then, they have been working with public health officials. The closing of both schools is a willing precaution to allow both buildings to be disinfected.