Schools talk re-entry plan and second COVID-19 spike

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The Permian Basin is in the middle of their second COVID-19 spike and school districts are in constant communication with health officials when it comes to their phase-in plan.

Dr. Scott Muri, the ECISD Superintendent said, “if they feel concerned about ECISD and anything that is happening then we will listen to their wisdom.”

According to the Superintendent, right now there is not a certain number of cases or a hospitalization rate that will make them re-think the phase-in process and health officials agree they are doing the right thing.

“There aren’t specific numbers we use multiple different metrics. In fact, we send our data to the health department every single day for review and so we receive feedback from the health department,” said Muri.

MISD is also juggling their phase-in processes and a surge in COVID-19 cases. Their Communication Department sending out an announcement saying that they “will be proceeding with phase 5 of our re-entry plan on Monday, November 9th.”

This phase will bring all students back on campus five days a week. We did ask them if there is a certain number of cases or hospitalizations that would make them re-think the re-entry plan and are still waiting for a response.

Meanwhile, ECISD is in phase 6 of their re-entry plan and say they will continue to listen to the medical experts and the community.

“At any point, if our medical community is concerned about what is happening at ECISD then we will do whatever we need. ECISD is a part of this community,” he said.

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