The District shares your concerns regarding the Ebola virus. We have been in contact with the San Diego County Health Department and the San Diego County Office of Education regarding these concerns and have requested these agencies coordinate protocols and recommendations for schools to implement to ensure the safety of all students and staff.
At this time, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in San Diego County, and the Deputy Public Health Officer for the County of San Diego Dr. Eric McDonald has been very reassuring that at present we have nothing to worry about in the way of Ebola in San Diego. A recent report of a suspected case in Chula Vista proved to be without merit.
We know that Ebola is not spread through the air, water, or food. It is only spread through direct contact with blood and body fluids of a person who is sick and exhibiting symptoms of Ebola.
At this time, we are awaiting the protocols/recommendations from the San Diego County Health Department. All protocols/ recommendations will be implemented as we receive them, and we will share this information with our parents and staff.
If you would like more information about Ebola, please visit the CDC website at: http://www.cdc.gov .