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“Crazy” few weeks for Covid at VISD

Vernon Independent School District Superintendent Jeff Byrd said, in terms of Covid, it has been the “craziest three weeks as far as numbers go” that he’d seen.

Byrd updated the VISD board of trustees during Monday’s October board meeting. He said that County Medical Authority Dr. Travis Lehman reported that Covid numbers were decreasing county-wide, but Byrd said the opposite was happening in the district. He said there was seen a significant uptick in the number of positive student cases.

“It’s been tough, it’s not good for the kids obviously. But if you lose staff members, and you can’t get substitutes, teachers are struggling,” he said.

Byrd updated Covid numbers. He said three weeks ago the district had 26 positive cases for students, 21 cases two weeks ago, and 14 this week.

“We’ve never been above 20 before, and now we are for consecutive weeks,” he said.

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