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8:30 a.m., Oct. 28, 2014

The Texas Department of State Health Services released a tip sheet to school districts regarding infection control measures. Click here to view the tip sheet.


3:30 p.m., Oct. 22, 2014

The Texas Education Agency released guidance on certain questions regarding Ebola virus and Texas schools. Click here to read the full letter sent to school administrators and health professionals. 


Oct. 19, 2014

The Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner David Lakey, M.D., sent a letter to schools, stating there is no reason for schools to close, cancel class or cancel extracurricular activities due to risk of Ebola. Click here to read the full letter.


5 p.m., Oct. 17, 2014

The Dallas County Medical Society published a list of guidelines for local schools regarding the Ebola virus. Click here to read the guidelines.


12 p.m., Oct. 17, 2014

Superintendent Dr. Dawson Orr sent a districtwide message to parents and staff detailing deep cleaning and emergency preparedness efforts on all campuses. In addition, there is a list of common-sense measures parents, students and employees can take to protect their health and the health of those around them.
 
The Ebola virus and surrounding health issues for our students, parents, community members and employees are a top health concern to all of us in HPISD.
 
If you have any questions, comments or news to share, please email us at hponline@hpisd.org

Click here to read Dr. Orr’s full message.


Oct. 14, 2014

Dr. LeeAnn Kridelbaugh of Cook's Children's Medical Center provided an update to the HPISD Board of Trustees at its Oct. 14 meeting at Armstrong Elementary. After her presentation to the Board, Dr. Kridelbaugh and the HPISD nurses hosted a Q&A for parents in the library.


Oct. 9, 2014

Armstrong Elementary Principal Dr. Skip Moran sent a letter to his parents about the negative Ebola test result for Sgt. Michael Monnig. Click here to read Dr. Moran's full letter.


Resources

HPISD nurses will monitor students and staff for any symptoms of the Ebola virus. Please read the following fact sheets and protection tips below:

Dallas County Health & Human Services has opened a phone line for Ebola virus questions, available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 972-692-2783.