The local hospital, based on a relatively proactive basis for now, is implementing a plan of action outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the Ebola virus.

Permian Regional Medical Center CEO Russell Tippin outlined plan measures to department heads during a Thursday morning meeting.

The action plan is separated into three phases, with the second and third phases based on a confirmed Ebola case within a 150 mile radius and 30 mile radius of the hospital.

There are presently no such cases within either radius, but Dallas has been a confirmed site with three cases—one involving a man who contracted the deadly virus in West Africa and traveled to Dallas and two female care givers at the hospital there that treated him.

Tippin told department heads during the Thursday discussion that the plan’s first phase was to be implemented immediately.

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