Cy-Fair ISD reports 66 COVID-19 cases among students, staff Oct. 19-25

A Cy-Fair ISD employee distributes meals via curbside pickup for district students during the summer. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
A Cy-Fair ISD employee distributes meals via curbside pickup for district students during the summer. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

A Cy-Fair ISD employee distributes meals via curbside pickup for district students during the summer. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)

Officials in Cy-Fair ISD reported 66 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the seventh week of the school year Oct. 19-25, including 29 staff members and 37 students across the district.

This brings the district’s total number of reported cases to 283 since the start of the school year Sept. 8. Based on face-to-face learning enrollment, about 0.23% of students and 0.81% of district employees have contracted the virus.

About 61% of students enrolled in CFISD are attending in-person classes during the second grading period. This number is up from about 45% of students during the first grading period of 2020-21.


Cypress Ranch and Cypress Woods high schools tied for the most cases confirmed last week, with six individuals testing positive at each campus, according to district data.

School districts throughout the state are required to report known COVID-19 cases to the Texas Education Agency weekly on Mondays. Weekly data is listed below, and campus-specific data can be found here.


  • Sept. 8-13: four total new cases reported

  • Sept. 14-20: 36 total new cases reported

  • Sept. 21-27: 20 total new cases reported

  • Sept. 28-Oct. 4: 31 total new cases reported

  • Oct. 5-11: 61 total new cases reported

  • Oct. 12-18: 65 total new cases reported

  • Oct. 19-25: 66 total new cases reported

By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She became editor of the Cy-Fair edition in March 2020 and continues to cover education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


MOST RECENT

With the biennial Texas Legislative Session set to begin Jan. 12, a number of bills have already been filed by state representatives and senators who cover the Cy-Fair area. (Courtesy Fotolia)
See what bills have been filed so far by Cy-Fair-area state legislators

With the biennial Texas Legislative Session set to begin Jan. 12, a number of bills have already been filed by state representatives and senators who cover the Cy-Fair area.

Harris County continues to report more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Cy-Fair area. (Community Impact staff)
1,434 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair from Nov. 18-24

Harris County continues to report more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Cy-Fair area.

Heading into Thanksgiving, Texas Medical Center continues to report uptick in hospitalizations

The total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Texas Medical Center facilities has increased by more than 50% over two weeks.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

Nekter Juice Bar is now open in Cypress. (Courtesy Nekter Juice Bar)
Nekter Juice Bar opens new Cypress location

The new juice bar opened this weekend at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake.

Shake Shack opened its new standalone location at The Woodlands Mall in November. (Courtesy Christine Han)
Shake Shack opens in The Woodlands Mall and more Houston-area updates

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.

The Skeeters will be the first-ever independent baseball league team to become an MLB team's Triple-A affiliate. (Courtesy Sugar Land Skeeters)
Sugar Land Skeeters selected as Triple-A affiliate for Houston Astros

In joining the Houston Astros organization, the Sugar Land Skeeters will be the first-ever independent baseball league team to become an MLB team's Triple-A affiliate.

Schools now have the power to temporarily suspend on-campus instruction if “a significant number of the instructional staff at the campus is impacted due to a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak." (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency authorizes schools to close doors for 14 days due to coronavirus-related staffing concerns

Campuses can now instate a hybrid or fully remote instruction model for up to 14 days if adequate instructional staffing is not possible due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases among employees.

The Chicago-based pizzeria Rosati's Pizza opened in Cypress this November. (Courtesy Rosati's Pizza)
Wings, daiquiris and more: 9 recently-opened eateries in Cy-Fair

These were the most-read business announcements on our website in the last month. Which are you most excited about?

The new eatery offers takeout Cajun-style food and beverages. (Courtesy Cheerz Daiquiris To-Go)
Cheerz Daiquiris To-Go now open in Cy-Fair with Cajun fare

The new eatery offers Cajun-style food and beverages for takeout.