FirstEnergy Corp. learned on Wednesday, October 15, that the second nurse who helped care for the Ebola victim in Dallas — and was later diagnosed with the virus — visited with one Akron-area employee of the company during her stay in Northeast Ohio.
The employee was notified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). A second employee has self-identified as possibly having contact.
These two employees do not have direct contact with FirstEnergy's customers. Out of an abundance of caution, the company immediately requested that the employees remain home from work, with pay, through the incubation period for the virus, which is up to 21 days.
The company will provide employees with access to medical information, respond to any employee questions and concerns and implement other measures as appropriate.