At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.
Question: Will schools close if just one staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19?
Answer: Each school district has a different response plan in the event of a coronavirus outbreak within its schools.
Houston ISD, for example, won’t begin a rolling closure of schools until the community reaches a significant and uncontrolled level of COVID-19, according to its “COVID Gauge” that outlines the measures to be taken in the event of a resurgence.
Many other school districts are prepared to close and have worked intermittent days into its calendar in the event of a resurgence.
A specific number of confirmed COVID-19 cases it would take to close schools is unknown.
KPRC 2 is providing reopening outlines with the latest updates for more than 40 Houston-area school districts. Find all of them on our back-to-school page here.