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Chapel Hill ISD experiences decrease in COVID-19 cases, credits temporary mask mandate

Chapel Hill Independent School District Communications Department

Belen Casillas (903)566-2441 or casillasb@ChapelHillISD.org

Press Release

Date: September 21, 2021 

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Chapel Hill ISD experiences decrease in COVID-19 cases, credits temporary mask mandate

The number of positive COVID-19 cases has decreased significantly district wide since the temporary mask mandate approved by the Chapel Hill Independent School District Board of Trustees. 

The number of reported positive cases on Aug. 30 was at 109 and reached a high of 117 on Sept. 2. As of Sept. 21, there are 19 positive cases which include 15 students and four district employees. The mandate took effect Tuesday, Aug. 31 which requires masks to be worn inside a school building for all indoor classes and activities. Chapel Hill ISD has 3,400 students enrolled and has employed 595 staff members. 

“Thank you to the School Board, parents, and students for helping us reduce the spread and exposure of the virus COVID-19 at our campuses. We also ask that everyone do their part by staying home if you are feeling sick,” said Chapel Hill ISD Superintendent Lamond Dean. 

Medical staff from all campuses have also recorded a reduction in the number of staff and students reporting two or more symptoms in connection to COVID-19. The number of district-administered COVID-19 tests, at all campuses, has significantly decreased compared to the week of August 30 through Sept. 3.

The public can view the district’s COVID-19 tracker by visiting chapelhillisd.org or by selecting the link below.  

COVID-19 Tracker Link: https://bit.ly/COVID19TrackerCHISD 

For more information on efforts against COVID-19 led by Chapel Hill Independent School District’s Student Services contact Communications Director Belen Casillas via email casillasb@chapelhillisd.org 

 

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About Chapel Hill ISD’s Student Services 

The Student Services Team assists with the coordination and implementation of a variety of school district programs and initiatives intended to equip staff, students, and parents with resources to address the needs of the whole child.