Update: Update: All clear given to Moore Schools’ students and employees after superintendent’s announcement

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Update: 10/20/2014 – The all clear was given to Moore Public Schools’ employees and students involved with the cruise ship passenger who is a medical technician from Texas.

All students and staff members can return on Tuesday.

Moore’s Superintendent, Dr. Robert Romines, released the following statement Monday afternoon:

 To the Patrons of Moore Public Schools

Early this morning, October 20th, a team from Moore Public Schools met with the Regional Director of the Cleveland County Health Department relative to our students and employees who were on the cruise ship with the lab technician from Texas.

The health department official confirmed through proper authorities that the lab technician had always been considered a low threat and now has been completely cleared of any medical concerns.  Therefore, our employees and students that were on the cruise are also clear.  They will be allowed back to work and back to school tomorrow, October 21st.  Thank you for your patience with this matter.

For additional information, please access the district’s website at www.mooreschools.com and check the tab entitled superintendent’s message.  In addition, information may be found on the Moore Public Schools’ facebook page and twitter account.

Sincerely,

Dr. Robert Romines

 

Read the original report below.

MOORE- Moore parents are concerned following an announcement from school officials.

Moore’s superintendent released an announcement regarding both students and staff members at Moore Public Schools.

Here is the announcement that Moore officials sent to parents and staff:

Dear Patrons of Moore Public Schools,
 
This weekend (October 17-18, 2014), the Moore school district was made aware that several staff members, as well as students from Moore Public Schools were on the same Carnival Cruise as the lab technician who handled the Ebola patient’s specimens at Texas Presbyterian Hospital.
 
As of the latest reports, the lab technician was not exhibiting any signs or symptoms of the Ebola strain.  However, the technician’s incubation period of 21 days has not expired.
 
Erring on the side of caution, the Administration of Moore Public Schools has determined that employees who were on the cruise shall not report to work until the district can confirm that the lab technician has been “cleared” and there is no medical threat.
 
Administrators from Moore Public Schools are in the process of identifying students who may have been on the cruise.  Once identified, those students will also be required to stay out of school and will not be allowed to attend any school activities.  Their absences will not be counted against them, and they will be allowed ample time to make up any missed work.
 
The school district has been in contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ascertain the status of the lab technician and will continue to monitor the situation.  Our hope is that we will have the “all clear” by late afternoon on Tuesday, October 21st.
 
We will keep our patrons and community notified through the district’s parent notification system, as well as through social media (district website, district Facebook and Twitter pages).
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Robert Romines
 
Superintendent

 

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