FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – The CareNow clinic in Frisco where Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy Michael Monnig was treated for possible Ebola-like symptoms is closed. This after it reopened only hours after Monnig was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The clinic will undergo a deep cleaning and remain closed until Friday.
Frisco’s fire chief Mark Piland said Monnig is being treated “out of an abundance of caution” and the response was appropriate based on Monnig’s symptoms and his indirect contact with the Ebola victim.
The health scare has forced many nearby residents on edge.
“I would not go back into care now for at least the next three or four days. In my opinion they should have closed it down today,” said Johnny Van Horn who works near the clinic.
CBS 11 News learned Wednesday evening that Monnig has a child enrolled in The Colony High School.
The Lewisville Independent School District issued a letter to parents in response that said there’s “no reason to quarantine anyone and there is no reason to close a school.”
Frisco firefighters/paramedics were decontaminated by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital staff in accordance with CDC guidelines. They will remain off duty for 48 hours. Frisco is working with health officials from Denton and Collin counties as well as the Texas Department of Emergency Management.
City leaders insisted they are not sending the public a mixed message.
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