Five Dallas ISD students at four schools may have had contact with the Ebola patient in Dallas and stayed home from school as a precaution, according to a district email (see below) sent to employees today.
The kids are not showing symptoms of having the virus.
The students, who were not named, attend Tasby Middle School, Hotchkiss Elementary School, Dan D. Rogers Elementary and Conrad High School. The schools are in the Vickery Meadow area in northeast Dallas where many refugee families and other immigrants have settled in apartments.
DISD is also monitoring Lowe Elementary since it is connected to Tasby.
Mikey Terrell, a Conrad volunteer who lives in downtown Dallas, said news was spreading around the school that the man with Ebola lived or was visiting family nearby.
“It’s just getting around, just a few minutes ago,” he said today. He said he’d read about symptoms and prevention tips.
“I’ll just keep my hands to myself,” he said.