East Texas schools close due to COVID-19 resurgence

Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 2:36 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2022 at 3:30 PM CST

EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - Several East Texas schools are closing with some moving to remote learning due to a resurgence of COVID-19.

Whitehouse ISD announced that the district “will remain closed Thursday and Friday, January 20th and 21st. Extracurricular activities will continue as scheduled and we will return to school on a normal schedule Monday, January 24th.”

Chapel Hill ISD (Smith County) The district has also issued a temporary mask mandate to take effect on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Students, staff, and visitors must properly wear a mask inside district buildings and vehicles until further notice.

Elysian Fields ISD announced all school campuses will be closed Friday, Jan. 14 with the middle school and high school opening Tuesday, Jan. 18. The elementary campus will be closed through Tuesday, Jan. 18 with classes resuming Wednesday, Jan. 19. There will be no virtual learning.

Excelsior ISD will be closed until Thursday, Jan. 20 due to the number of active COVID-19 cases affecting the district’s staff and students.

Jacksonville ISD will be closed Friday, Jan. 14 through Tuesday, Jan. 18. Classes resume Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Leverett’s Chapel ISD will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 18 through Friday, Jan. 21. Classes resume Monday Jan. 24.

Mt. Enterprise ISD is closed through Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Whitehouse ISD is closed Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Wednesday, Jan. 19. Extracurricular activities will continue as scheduled.


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