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Corpus Christi ISD mask mandate ends today

The district has reported 2,010 cases of COVID since the start of the school year. 1,822 are student cases. 188 are staff.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The 30-day mask mandate at Corpus Christi ISD ends today, Friday August 24.

The mandate went into effect on Thursday, August 24.

"To protect our CCISD and larger community, particularly those not yet eligible to get vaccinated, all students, staff, and visitors will be asked to wear a mask while indoors," the statement said.

The district has reported 2,010 cases of COVID since the start of the school year. 1,822 are student cases. 188 are staff. Click here for more numbers. 

"We've listened carefully to parents," CCISD superintendent Dr. Roland Hernandez said. "Certainly, been in communication with our health district, judge, and mayor. We're not going to be able to prevent positive cases overall, but we have good measures in place. Our elementary schools are anywhere from 90-100 percent masked up."

NEW COVID REPORTING

The district also said it will now start notifying members of a classroom when someone in that class reports a positive COVID-19 test instead of just saying someone on campus tested positive.

Additional information from CCISD if someone tests positive:

Students and staff who receive the classroom letter were not necessarily in close contact, nor are they required to quarantine if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. 

If any symptoms develop, the student or employee should please stay home, notify the campus nurse, and contact their physician. If the district is made aware that a specific student or staff member is a close contact, that person will be notified of this additional information.