Houston ISD joins area school districts in closing all campuses after learning of possible exposure

Houston ISD is implementing more precautions as the coronavirus outbreak unfolds in the Houston area. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston ISD is implementing more precautions as the coronavirus outbreak unfolds in the Houston area. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Houston ISD is implementing more precautions as the coronavirus outbreak unfolds in the Houston area. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Houston ISD interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan informed the board of trustees March 12 that the district would be closing as part of a broader effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirus cases.

"Today we received additional information as it relates to a possible impact across our entire district," Lathan told the trustees.

Houston Community College informed HISD that it was notified of a potential exposure to coronavirus at two of its campuses, according to a media release. Some HISD students also take classes at these campuses, prompting the closure, the release said.

HISD will close all schools and district offices from Friday, March 13, through Monday, March 30, 2020. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 31.

All spring break camps and UIL events have also been canceled.


Other school districts in the area announced similar steps by extending their spring break holiday, including Katy, Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin, Conroe, Cy-Fair, Klein, Fort Bend and Clear Creek ISDs.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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