At least four school districts in Texas have shutdown because of COVID-19 infections.
The Gorman, Bloomburg, Waskom, and Iraan-Sheffield School Districts have closed due to outbreaks of the virus. Many staff and students have been affected.
Although wearing mask were not required in these districts, many other districts have gone against Abott’s order and put mandates in place. The Texas Supreme Court has already stopped two mask mandates that have been put into motion.
Several school districts have urged mask wearing as cases and hospitalizations rise in the state.
In Houston, 629 COVID patients need a bed at any medical facility. Additionally, 112 need a icu bed, said a health authority. There are currently over 12,000 people in the hospitals in Texas who have the virus. The rate has risen tremendously.