Late Wednesday, CMSD was made aware that a teacher who works at Cranwood School may have come in contact with a person diagnosed with the Ebola virus. After being assured by City Health Department officials that students, families and staff are not at risk, the District nonetheless took a number of precautions to allay any concerns about safety at Cranwood School:
- Cranwood School families and staff were notified of the precautions.
- Overnight, the school was thoroughly cleaned with a bleach-based cleaning solution, according to guidelines provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
- The teacher suspected of having contact with the affected person is at home and will remain at home until cleared by health officials to return to work.
The school is home to two new high schools: E3agle Academy and PACT (Problem-based Academy of Critical Thinking). The schools will be open Thursday.
The steps the District took at Cranwood School are strictly precautionary and were taken to allay any concerns that students, staff and families might have, given the nation’s heightened anxiety about the Ebola virus.