April 30, 2009
The Decatur Independent School District considers the health and safety of our students as our top priority. With the recent announcement of some confirmed cases of swine flu in North Texas school districts, DISD has been particularly watchful on all of our campuses.
No confirmed swine flu cases have been reported in Decatur ISD, however we have two suspected cases of Type A influenza in the district. We are communicating with local health authorities as well as the regional health department, and we are confident that we will be notified immediately if this case is confirmed as swine flu.
The custodial staff at all campuses are diligently cleaning and disinfecting, as is done every day, to make sure our schools are safe. As we remind our students and staff to take precautionary measures, we encourage parents to reinforce the same measures at home such as:
Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after they cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
Cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when they cough or sneeze.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread that way.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
At this time, all DISD campuses are open. Should we receive any information of a confirmed case of Swine Flu, we will consult with the appropriate officials to determine what needs to be done to protect our students.