It is with profound sadness that we learn of the two Dallas healthcare workers being treated for the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, Nina Pham and Amber Joy Vinson. We pray not only for their recovery, but also for their families and loved ones.
We commend the efforts of Dallas city and county officials for the manner in which they have responded to these serious incidents. We are confident that local, state and national health officials will take the necessary steps to care for the sick and protect the community.
This situation reminds of the countless hours of selfless service that nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals and institutions provide in protecting us and our community. This is a time for our community to respond with calmness and compassion.
Let us continue our support of community efforts and prayers for those whose lives have been touched.