Humble ISD sees rise in active COVID-19 cases; New Caney ISD cases decrease slightly

Active COVID-19 cases at Humble and New Caney ISDs are moving in opposite directions as of April 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Active COVID-19 cases at Humble and New Caney ISDs are moving in opposite directions as of April 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Active COVID-19 cases at Humble and New Caney ISDs are moving in opposite directions as of April 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Active COVID-19 cases at Humble and New Caney ISDs are moving in opposite directions as of April 22. HISD cases increased among students and staff, while NCISD cases decreased since Community Impact Newspaper reported April 8. Community Impact Newspaper did not record district data for the April 15 week.

Per HISD's dashboard, the district has 151 active cases—10 of which are associated with additional buildings across the district. Since April 8, cases increased across elementary and middle schools but remained steady among high school campuses.

Student cases are highest at Groves Elementary School this week with 11 student cases. According to the dashboard, Groves Elementary has 1,124 students enrolled at the campus—the second-highest enrollment among elementary schools. The 11 cases account for about 1.14% of the on-campus student body, according to HISD's on-campus and online learning breakdown from April 19.


Meanwhile, NCISD's district dashboard shows it has 17 active cases, with cases at elementary and middle schools declining. Elementary school cases have been declining since early April, and middle school cases have remained steady since mid-March. High school cases increased by four cases, from four cases April 8 to eight cases April 22.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.