The average American isn't the only one afraid of contracting the Ebola virus these days: Capitol Hill is taking precautions too.
In an internal email sent Wednesday, the House Sergeant at Arms, in lieu with the Office of Attending Physician, encouraged House staffers to have a plan in place on the off-chance Ebola finds itself spreading within the Capitol. He eases fears by immediately stating that there is no reason for concern at the moment.
"Having an up-to-date continuity of operations (COOP) plan for your office is an excellent way to prepare your office for any type of crisis, including those created by contagious disease," the email reads.
"Proper planning will enable all House offices to identify the key responsibilities of your office during a crisis event, explain who is responsible for carrying out these essential function, what tools you'll need to do the job, and where those functions can be performed."
The email also included a link to a video aimed to inform staffers about Ebola, which was developed by the Office of Attending Physician.