Ebola Information and Resources for School Districts
In an effort to keep districts informed so that they may respond to concerns about the Ebola virus, we are sharing resources provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Dallas Independent School District. We will continue to update this page as additional information and resources become available.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1-800-232-4636)
Texas Department of State Health Services
Dallas Independent School District (Bill Avera, Asst. Police Chief/Emergency Operations Manager 972-749-2437; Jon Dahlander, Exec. Director of News & Information, 972-925-3908)
- Dallas ISD Health Updates website
- Communications Process
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Parent Letters: English, Spanish, Vietnamese
- ALL Staff Notice
- Recognizing and Reducing Anxiety in Times of Crisis
- 2014 Ebola Resources
- Responding to Ebola (powerpoint presentation)
- Guidelines for School Nurse Assessment of Ebola (pdf)
- Dallas ISD Ebola Incident Report Spreadsheet (excel)
- Classroom Guidance Lessons: Dealing with Students' Reaction to the Ebola Virus (pdf)
- Re-entry to School Plan for Watched Students (pdf)
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (1-855-781-7367)
As of October 17, there are nine confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory illness that generally effects children and teenagers, in Texas. Below are CDC resources about EV-D68 developed for parents:
- Web Feature, "What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68"
- Drop-in newsletter article (matte article), "Parents: Learn the Facts about Enterovirus D68"
- Fact sheet for parents, "What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68"
- General questions and answers for the public
- Infographic: Keep Your Child from Getting and Spreading Enterovirus D68