Update - 8:43 a.m.
Mustang administration has been in contact with the health department this morning. The health department gets their direction from the CDC. We have been assured the lab worker has been symptom free for 21 days as of today and there should be no restrictions on anyone who was on the cruise ship from attending school or work. According to health officials, it's safe for all students to attend school.
Students and staff who were on the cruise ship are free to return to school tomorrow if they stayed home today.
If a parent kept their child home as a precaution today, the absence will not count against them. By law it has to be counted as an absence, but it will not count toward their total when determining eligbility or credits.
We received confirmation late last night that a Centennial teacher was on the cruise ship with a Dallas nurse who treated an Ebola patient. We have asked her to stay home today. We will be reviewing documentation given to her by the ship and meeting with health officials this morning.
We have no confirmation that there were any other students or staff on the ship. However, should there have been anyone else on board, we ask they stay home today and notify their school.
We will keep you updated via the district website and Facebook.