This time last year CMJ was being sued for $1.5 million (there have been no updates on this lawsuit). This time around, CMJ has to worry about Ebola.
New York has its first official case of Ebola (although further testing needs to be done). The patient is Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea. He began to show symptoms yesterday morning (October 23rd).
On the night of October 22nd Dr. Spencer went to an unofficial CMJ showcase at The Gutter in Brooklyn. The NYC Health Department says other customers were not at risk, since Ebola is only contagious when patients show symptoms.
The Gutter cancelled their events on October 23rd as a precautionary measure. They are cleaning and sanitizing their space with the NYC Health Department and expect to open later today.
CMJ issued the following statement:
“We have been diligently following the news on Ebola and will continue to be proactive of the situation and circumstances. At this time CMJ will continue on as scheduled and if anything should change we will act accordingly.”
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