Cuero ISD campuses to close early for Thanksgiving break due to rise in COVID-19 cases
Cuero ISD has opted to close campuses early for Thanksgiving break due to a rise in COVID-19 and flu cases. As stated in a letter from CISD Superintendent Dr. Micah Dyer, students will be released from all campuses at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 to start Thanksgiving break early. As of Monday, Nov. 16, DeWitt County is reporting 72 active cases of COVID-19 with 70 recovering at home and 2 hospitalized; a total of 1,057 cases have been confirmed in DeWitt County since March.
Below is the letter released from Cuero ISD regarding the early closure.
"Dear Gobbler Family,
The safety and health of our children and staff has and always will be the number one responsibility of Cuero ISD. We are currently seeing a small spike in COVID-19 and flu cases. For this we will early release for Thanksgiving break. Students will be released at 12:30 on Wednesday, November 18th, to begin Thanksgiving break. We are taking this measure by practicing an overabundance of caution for the safety and health of our children and staff. This will allow those members of the Gobbler family currently quarantined with COVID time to rest and recover and be ready for school after the Thanksgiving holiday. This will also allow extra time for our maintenance and janitorial staff to deep clean the facilities. Any extracurricular events currently scheduled at this time will go on unless you receive further notice. School will resume back full time face to face on November 30th. We are sorry for the short notice of this early release. God Bless and have a safe and restful Thanksgiving break.
COVID-19 Count from the start of school to current:
29 confirmed positive
117 confirmed close contact Only 3 of the close contacts occurred at CISD
For The Children,
Micah A. Dyer, Ed.D.