A total of 406 positive COVID-19 reports have been logged in CISD since May, according to information available on the district's COVID-19 dashboard as of Oct. 22. Of those, 126 positive reports came during the spring and summer months before the new school year began Aug. 12, and 280 have been reported since that date.
Cases among district employees made up the largest portion of positive reports before the 2020-21 school year kicked off, with 107, while 19 positive reports among students were added from May through early August. Since the first day of school Aug. 12, when around 64% of enrolled students resumed in-person learning, 162 positive COVID-19 reports were logged among students as well as 118 among employees. As of Oct. 20, just over 75% of students had returned to in-person learning.
In total this year, 181 positive COVID-19 reports have been logged among CISD students with 225 positive reports among district employees.
As of Oct. 22, 455 students were absent and in isolation or quarantine—due to either testing positive or exhibiting signs of COVID-19, or being identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive. A total of 105 employees were absent in isolation or quarantine as of Oct. 22.