BROOKS COUNTY, Texas — The Brooks County Independent School District has delayed the re-opening of schools until Jan. 17 due to COVID-19, the district announced Monday.
A letter from the superintendent, Dr. Maria Casas, said the decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to spiking COVID-19 cases in the community.
All extracurricular activities have been suspended as well.
COVID-19 testing for students will be available on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Falfurrias High School from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
A post from the Brooks County Office of Emergency Management asks residents to only leave their homes when necessary and not socialize with anyone outside of their home.
The county also has a curfew in place for school-aged children during the day, which will be enforced, the post said.
All BCISD operations will continue on Monday, Jan. 17.
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