UPDATE: Tuesday, January 11, 3:30 p.m.
At Tuesday’s Wichita Falls Independent School District’s meeting of the Board of Trustees, Superintendent Mike Kuhrt said the numbers originally reported by the district were incomplete.
Kuhrt said students who tested positive for COVID-19 over winter break but still showed up to the first day of school were not included in the number reported Monday.
Additionally, the shortage of staff members due to COVID-19 is much larger than originally reported.
The updated number of active cases in WFISD schools can be found here, as this story will stay as originally published for the purpose of transparency and reporting.
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls Independent School District Monday reported on their COVID-19 tracking website 80 total active cases in the district.
The site reports 67 active cases among students and 13 active cases among staff members.
The number of active cases at each WFISD school is listed below:
|SCHOOL NAME||STUDENT CASES||STAFF CASES|
|Hirschi High School||0||0|
|Rider High School||20||0|
|Wichita Falls High School||13||2|
|Barwise Middle School||11||0|
|Kirby Middle School||0||0|
|McNiel Middle School||10||2|
|Booker T. Washington Elementary||0||0|
|Brook Village Elementary||0||0|
|Scotland Park Elementary||1||0|
|Southern Hills Elementary||0||1|
|West Foundation Elementary||2||1|
|Farris Early Childhood||2||0|
|Northwest Head Start||0||0|
|Career Education Center||N/A||0|
After a decrease in overall cases in Wichita County in December 2021, WFISD officials announced campuses would return to “pre-COVID” protocol for visitors, allowing parents to be on campus with their student.
However, due to the increased number in cases in 2022, officials announced January 4 in a Facebook post they will instead continue limiting visitor access on campuses and reevaluate after Martin Luther King, Jr day.
This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for updates regarding COVID-19 in Texoma.
Please find the number of people in Wichita County who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Wichita County below:
At Least One Dose
Residents of Wichita County over the age of 12 can register for the waitlist to receive a COVID-19 vaccine online.
Wichita County residents who are eligible to receive the vaccine are encouraged to add their names to the waitlist.
As of October 26, the Health District is now offering booster shots for all three COVID-19 vaccines.
As of November 4, the Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine is available to Wichita County residents between the ages of 5 and 11.
A list of frequently asked questions can be found below: