A number of parents have expressed concern about the possible exposure of one of our staff to the Ebola virus due to this staff member’s recent travels to Dallas, Texas. At this time, we have no information to suggest that this staff member has been in contact with anyone who has been exposed to Ebola. However, the District and the staff member understand the parents’ concerns. Therefore, after several discussions with the staff member, out of an abundance of caution, this staff member has been placed on a paid leave of absence for up to 21 days. The District will remain in close contact with the Maine Department of Education and the Maine CDC in regard to this issue, and will follow all of the directives issued by these agencies.