Conroe ISD urges caution during spring break amid coronavirus concerns

Conroe ISD is operating at Level 2 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Conroe ISD is operating at Level 2 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Conroe ISD is operating at Level 2 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Due to confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Harris County, Conroe ISD officials said the district is now operating at Level 2 in terms of its concern and preparedness for the virus. The second level recommends families traveling during the upcoming spring break adhere to federal travel warnings, according to district information.

According to a letter send to the CISD community March 5, the district enters Level 2 when there are cases of the virus in the region but not the local area. Level 2 entails communicating with the Montgomery County Health Department, parents and staff as well as potentially limiting traveling, large gatherings and visitors to campuses.There are three levels—Level 1 is for no reported cases in the area and Level 3 is for reported local cases.


The letter also states all CISD-sponsored international travel to and from the district is canceled, not including trips organized with outside agencies.

CISD's spring break runs from March 9 - 13.

The district described several practices to prevent contracting the illness, including

  • Washing one's hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick

  • Avoiding touching one's eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands

  • Staying home when sick

  • Regularly disinfecting frequently touched objects or surfaces

  • Harris County confirmed two cases of the virus March 5 from residents traveling from Egypt. A third member of the trip was reported March 4 to possibly have contracted the virus in Fort Bend. There are currently no confirmed cases in Montgomery County.

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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