Klein Oak High School sees spike in COVID-19 cases

Klein Oak High School has 24 active COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Klein Oak High School has 24 active COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Klein Oak High School has 24 active COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Several Klein ISD athletic events have been canceled due to a large spike in positive COVID-19 cases at Klein Oak High School. As of Oct. 8, the school has 22 active student cases and two staff cases, according to Klein ISD's COVID-19 dashboard.

According to an email statement from KOHS Principal Thomas Hensley, the “majority” of the cases are from student athletes. Individuals who have been in close contact with those tested positive are now in self-isolation.



“Although this is disappointing, we all knew that changes like this were possible this year and that high school athletics, just like professional and college athletics, have to be ready to adapt,” Klein Oak Athletic Coordinator Jason Glenn said. “We love our kids and know they work hard to prepare for game day. We appreciate the continued support of our KO [Klein Oak] families and students.”

According to a statement from the district, these cases represent 1.2% of all Klein Oak students. The next high school with the highest number of cases is Klein Collins High School with four total cases.

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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