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COVID-19 Closes Comal ISD Campuses Tuesday as Administrators Struggle to Slow the Virus and Clean Classrooms

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COVID-19 Closes Comal ISD Campuses Tuesday as Administrators Struggle to Slow the Virus and Clean Classrooms

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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath sits in on a reading class today at Goodwin Frazier Elementary. Masks are optional for students and staff at the school, where COVID-19 cases jumped from seven on Tuesday to 18 today.

Comal ISD students will enjoy a four-day weekend thanks to COVID-19.

In an email to parents today, Supt. Andrew Kim said he is making Tuesday, Jan. 18, a student holiday in addition to Monday, Jan. 17’s scheduled student-and-staff holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

However, any athletic, fine arts, and other extracurricular events and practices already scheduled for Jan. 18 are not canceled.

“The purpose of this day off for students is to give our teachers and staff an extra day to reset and recalibrate as we have done in the past,” Kim said. “In addition, extending the already planned three-day weekend will provide an opportunity for our COVID cases to slow down and allow us to conduct thorough campus cleaning and disinfection.”

Students will not need to make the day up later in the school year. May 26 remains the last day of school.

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