Katy ISD school with 17 active student cases temporarily closes

KATY, Texas (KTRK) -- Nottingham Country Elementary, where at least 21 active coronavirus cases among staff and students were identified this week, closed to in-person learning Thursday.

Katy ISD sent a notice to parents this week saying the move is due to a recent increase in cases and would reopen on Tuesday.

During the closure, in-person students will be provided "Intermittent School to Home" virtual learning.

According to Katy ISD's COVID-19 dashboard, the school reported 17 active student cases among the 814 enrolled and 5 active staff cases.

The elementary school's temporary closure comes a week after Seven Lakes High School closed to in-person learning. Seven Lakes re-opened on Nov. 4.

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Despite more than 40 cases, Seven Lakes originally chose against closing due, in part, to district protocol calling for closures when 10% of the campus population is infected. The current cases amount to about 2%.

In all, Katy ISD has counted 230 active cases, as of Thursday, with 176 of them students.

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