Clear Creek ISD to remain closed March 16-20 as coronavirus precautionary measure

(Rendering courtesy U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
(Rendering courtesy U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

(Rendering courtesy U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Clear Creek ISD will extend its spring break and remain closed March 16-20 in an attempt to prevent the broader spread of COVID-19, the district announced in a media release March 12.

The decision was made as “a strong preventative step” in collaboration with other area districts, per the release. As of 4:30 p.m. March 12, numerous Greater Houston-area districts have announced their closures for the week of March 16. The superintendent will continue to work with state and local authorities to determine any future actions, per the release.

All school-related activities have been canceled, and facility rentals will also cease next week. District employees will be paid under the emergency closing, per the release.

CCISD families and staff members that traveled in the United States or internationally over the break this week are asked to self-report, as this information will help local health department officials and school nurses to check in with these individuals, per the release.

The form to self-report travels can be found here, and more information is available on the district’s COVID-19 website.

By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.