An unidentified Newton County, Ga., high school teacher was mandated by the district to remain home as an Ebola precautionary measure, upon learning from a student that her husband had just returned from a trip to West Africa, according to WSB-TV.
The school district wasted no time in taking all of the necessary precautions to safeguard the student and employee population of the school against even the slightest possibility that the teacher’s husband could have contracted the virulent illness that has thus far claimed the lives of more than 4,900 primarily in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.
Newton County Schools spokesperson Sherri Davis-Viniard added that the teacher’s classroom was properly decontaminated from top to bottom just as a precaution. Reportedly, the teacher will not be allowed back at the school, until the district receives medical clearance that she is safe to interact with pupils and staff members at the high school.
Source: Black America Web