Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

1404 East 9th Street | Cleveland, Ohio 44114

An update from the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on the reported cases of Legionnaires Disease involving St. Columbkille Parishioners in Parma

St. Columbkille Parish received notification on July 31 that the results of Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s testing of the water in the church building air conditioning cooling tower were negative for legionella bacteria contamination.  The Board of Health conducted its testing on July 23, 2018.  The results of the Board of Health’s testing of the potable water in the church building on July 26 are expected in the near future.

In addition, while there were no concerns about legionella bacteria in the parish school building, the parish welcomed a routine inspection of the school by the Board of Health on July 31.  The Board of Health inspection revealed no significant issues generally and no concerns relating to legionella in the school building.

St. Columbkille Parish is committed to ensuring the safety of its parishioners and all who may visit the parish.  As such, the parish continues to work closely with the Board of Health and its consulting experts.  Following the Board of Health’s recommendations, the air conditioning units in the church are off and will remain off until the parish is able to review and address any recommendations made by the Board of Health.

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