Rock Island High School sent this letter to parents. Think EBOLA is just somewhere else? THINK AGAIN.
Dear Rock Island-Milan School District Families,
On Wednesday, Oct. 15, Rock Island-Milan School District Administrators were contacted by the Rock Island County Public Health Department and made aware of an issue involving a Rock Island family who recently had a family member arrive from Liberia last weekend. The family, longtime Rock Island residents, has a student at Rock …Island High School.
Given the heightened awareness and seriousness of the Ebola outbreak in the country of Liberia and the spread of the virus in the United States, the Rock Island County Health Department believes that abundant precaution is necessary.
Therefore, the family is going to remain isolated in their home and be monitored by the Rock Island County Health Department for 21 days to rule out any unknown factors that could stem from traveling from a country where Ebola is prevalent. The student will remain at home and will not be attending Rock Island High School until the 21-day period health monitoring has passed.
The Rock Island County Health Department has stated that there appears to be no risk of Ebola to community.
The safety of our staff and students are the priority in the Rock Island-Milan School District. We have placed informational items on our web site www.rockislandschools.org with links to the most current information.
The school district will continue to work closely with the Rock Island County Health Department. In the meantime, if parents have any questions or concerns to please call the school district Administration Center at 309-793-5900.
Dr. Mike Oberhaus
Superintendent, Rock Island-Milan School District