In October last year, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas nurse Amber Vinson made the notorious trip to Ohio to the Akron-based bridal shop, Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal.
On the morning of Oct. 14, the day after arriving back in Dallas, Vinson reported to the hospital with a low-grade fever and was isolated. The CDC confirmed that she tested positive for Ebola the same day. She had traveled by air Oct. 10 and again Oct. 13, the day before she reported symptoms.
Now that same bridal shop has announced it will be closing its doors.
They posted the announcement Wednesday on their Facebook page: “I am sad to announce that Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal is being forced to wind down its operations after thirty years of service due to the devastating effect that recent events have had on our business. Despite our best efforts, we simply have been unable to recover.”
After Vinson’s visit, store owners attempted to have the store and dresses sanitized by a cleaning company, which also led to a store closure for several weeks.
Amber Vinson is one of two Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas nurses who contacted the Ebola virus while treating Liberian Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. Nina Pham was the other Ebola-infected nurse.
Both nurses were treated for Ebola and recovered in October.