Dallas ISD continuing to monitor developments with the Ebola virus

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The Dallas Independent School District continues to monitor developments with the Ebola virus and is deploying staff to assist where help is needed.

Today, following the news of the death of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, the district sent letters home to parents at every school to direct them to online resources about the disease.

In addition, counselors and psychological services teams were sent to the campuses where five students who were exposed to the virus more than a week ago attended. Those students, who are now being served through the Hospital/Homebound program, have yet to show any signs or symptoms of having the disease. Nurses at the five campuses continue to make rounds and assist staff and students with any concerns.

The district continues to answer questions in English, Spanish and Vietnamese from parents who have questions about Ebola. During weekdays, parents can call the district’s main number at (972) 925-3700. For those needing information in Spanish, the number is (972) 925-5880. For Vietnamese assistance, the number is (972) 925-5889.

For questions regarding Ebola, you can also contact the CDC hotline 1-800-232-4636.

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