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Brunswick schools having parents list sick kid symptoms; due to Ebola concerns

Brunswick changes sick policy due to Ebola. (Source: WOIO) Brunswick changes sick policy due to Ebola. (Source: WOIO)
BRUNSWICK, OH (WOIO) - Brunswick City School Officials have just changed their sick policy, due to the Ebola concerns. They might be the first school district is the nation to make a major policy change because of Ebola. Thursday night, parents got a call from the district, asking that when parents call in to report a child absent, they must list the child's symptoms.

"This is Tracy Miller, Assistant Superintendent. In light of the news of a Dallas nurse has tested positive for Ebola....to better monitor all illnesses we are asking that when calling a child off ill, that you please state the symptoms of your child's illness," said Miller. 

Brunswick School Officials say they are in close contact with the Medina and Ohio Health Officials to aggressively monitor all developments in this situation.

Parents we spoke with had mixed emotions about the new plans. 

I think they should know it especially with what's going on right now," said Louis Furia. 

"It's none of their concern until that child sees a doctor," said Dawn on Facebook. 

Ohio Department of Health Officials stress you are at no risk of contracting Ebola if you have not had direct contact with a person with active symptoms of the disease. Direct contact would include exposure to an infected person's bodily fluids. 

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