Over the last several days the news has been saturated with headlines about a Dallas health care worker who tested positive for the Ebola virus. When this individual traveled to Ohio, specifically through Cleveland Hopkins airport, there was significant concern for community safety.
I would like to share with the residents, employees, and the Woodmere Village community that the Administration has been in communication with the County Board of Health regarding the Ebola virus. We have been advised of federal, state, and local efforts to aggressively respond to the situation. The risk to people who have had no direct contact with the health care worker remains very low and non-existent.
Ohio has a sophisticated state and local public health network that has been preparing for this possibility for several months and those plans are now being activated. Therefore, we are confident strategies are being implemented to ensure risk to public safety is abated. It is important that Woodmere Village residents, visitors, and business leaders know the facts about the Ebola virus. (Please refer to the attached list).
Woodmere Village will stay in tune to this situation, with a priority on public communication that is open, timely, and accurate. We will continue to provide information as soon as possible. Should you have any questions or concerns, the State of Ohio has established a toll-free hotline.
The State of Ohio’s 24-hour-a-day Ebola Virus call center number is 866-800-1404.
Charles E. Smith Jr.
Mayor, Woodmere Village