Update: 4:;45 PM, Thursday Oct. 14
A television station in Akron Ohio reports that six persons in Summit County OH and two in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) are quarantined after very remote contact with Amber Vinson over the weekend. A bridal shop that she visited has closed as a precaution. I hope that the shop owner can collect damages from the Texas Presbyterian Hospital or the CDC for loss of business. The liability lawyers for the hospital must be busy. The link is here. The store "Coming Attractions" is reported to have closed voluntarily after talking to the CDC. The CDC also seems to want to talk to other people in the store. (No, if I had been there and had no real contact with anyone, I wouldn't call in, because I can't afford to be isolated for what someone else did -- unless I really thought there was a problem, which there isn't). It seems that the only "secondary contacts" that can present a real risk to the public are the health care workers themselves -- so far.
Update: later Oct. 14
The Denver Post reports the rollout of business interruption insurance, from a company in California called NAS, story here. The article uses a bit of hyperbole, though, in suggesting that a hospital, airport or hotel could be closed because a single person who had been on the premises tests positive for Ebola. Bars, restaurants and discos, however, should worry that local health departments could shut them down for good, for little good reason.
AC360 reports that authorities in Texas a requiring all hospital employees (besides the close contacts already mentioned before) who had contact with Thomas Duncan not to go into public places, here. But the 21 day period for them may be coming to an end for them soon.