Cleveland: Additional protective gear for first responders

Cleveland: Additional protective gear for first responders

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced Thursday at a 3:00 p.m. news conference that new purchase orders have been issued to bring in additional protective equipment for first responders. Jackson also stressed there are NO active cases of Ebola in our area.

Wednesday evening, Cleveland officials had a command staff meeting for emergency crews and will have interaction with front-line responders thru the weekend.

The Cuyahoga Health Director reminds people this is cold and flu season and people will have common illnesses. It is highly recommended people get a flu shot!

In the meantime, the Ohio Health Department is tracing the steps of Amber Vinson, the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola.

In addition to Dallas, Akron and Tallmadge are the epicenter of the Ebola scare.

Several schools and businesses have closed as a precautionary measure with the latest among the closures being Warrensville Heights City Hall.

The Ohio Department of Health has activated a 24-hour-a-day call center to answer Ohioans' questions about Ebola and the recent events in Ohio in an effort to ensure Ohioans get accurate, timely information.

The number for Ohioans to call is 1-866-800-1404.

Copyright 2014 WOIO. All rights reserved.