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Lockhart, Texas (KXAN) — According to a school district in Texas, 781 students are currently quarantining after the recent surge in COVID-19 in the community.
There are 204 active cases in the district, 181 of which are students.
The Lockhart Independent School District in central Texas has closed four classes and one student program because more than 20% of students have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. More closures are expected.
Texas Tribune The COVID-19 epidemic has reportedly forced at least 45 small school districts across Texas to temporarily suspend face-to-face lessons.
In the Leander Independent School District north of Austin, two junior high schools were closed for two weeks after more than 400 cases were identified in the school community. Since the start of the class, Leander ISD has recorded over 840 positive cases.
Nevertheless, Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on mask obligations in public schools is firmly enforced.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton threatened to file a proceeding Against the district NS It imposes its own obligations.
Recent polls from the University of Texas at Austin Texas Political Project We found that 56% of Texas require public school students and staff to wear masks on campus. 47% polled strongly Support it. Democrats tended to favor masking at school more than Republicans.
Polarized mask emotions are also forced Northside Elementary, northwest of San AntonioDemand police security to protect the campus from anti-mask protesters. Recent incidents at school included a student yelled at by protesters to take off their masks.
In August, Austin’s Eness Independent School District reported: The teacher was stripped of his face by his parents.. Another instructor reportedly was yelled at because some parents said they couldn’t hear through her mask.
Meanwhile, in Texas, it is estimated that approximately 42,000 students have already been affected by the school closure.
As the school masking conflict progresses, so does the severity of COVID-19 cases in children and adolescents. The situation is becoming more and more dire as the Delta Variant, now the dominant stock in the United States, proves. More aggressive towards children From the previous variant. Some Texas hospitals have reported increased pediatric admissions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention On Friday, he reported a significant increase in child / adolescent emergency room visits and hospitalization rates in August. Data show that states with low vaccination rates are four times more likely to have young people in COVID-19 hospitals.
Currently, only children over the age of 12 are eligible for vaccination.
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