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Monday, December 6, 2021
Monday, December 6, 2021
Posted on 12/06/2021

COVID19 Positive Cases on CISD Community

On CISD schools, there were a total of 98 positive laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases on staff or students reported during the week of November 29 to December 5, 2021 (Table 1).

Table 1. Total number of weekly positive laboratory confirmed cases and accumulated cases on CISD Schools for the 2021-2022 school year.

CISD School New Cases Reported* Accumulated Cases
Week October 11-17 As of Oct. 17, 2021
  Canutillo HS 13 73
  Northwest ECHS 11 27
  Canutillo MS 6 99
  Alderete MS 8 62
  Canutillo ES 15 47
  Deanna Davenport ES 7 23
  Jose Damian ES 5 62
  Bill Childress ES 8 24
  Garcia ES 13 54
  Reyes ES 13 62
 CISD Main Offices  (Central/Lonestar) 0 12
TOTAL 99 446

*Cases included in this report are those that have been confirmed and provided a copy of a COVID-19 positive laboratory report AND a report has been submitted to the El Paso Department of Public Health. Cases that are currently under investigati0n or have not provided a copy of a positive test result are not included but isolation/quarantine protocols have been initiated by our CISD team.

Number of Cases

Figure 1. Total number of COVID-19 cases (N=545) reported per week beginning July 19 to December 5 of 2021.

As of December 5, out of the 545 positive COVID-19 cases (N=545) reported since July 19 among our CISD staff and student population (Figure 1), a total of 475 cases have been identified among students (87.2%) and 70 among CISD employees (12.8%) (Figure 2). A total of 441 cases (80.9%) have been among those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated

Figures 2 and 3. Percentage rates of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated and student vs employees identified on accumulated COVID-19 cases (N=545) from July 19 to December 5, 2021.

Cases by Level

Figure 4. Total number of COVID-19 cases per educational level in CISD schools.

CISD on COVID-19 Vaccines

Canutillo ISD (CISD) will continue to highly encourage all prevention strategies recommended by local, state, and national health authorities, including immunizations. CISD will also facilitate the access to immunizations to our entire community by hosting immunization events to all those who opt to get vaccinated. However, CISD does not mandate any student to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend school or participate in any extra-curricular activities.

Parents of students who participate in any sport or extracurricular activities are made aware that participation is considered a high-risk activity for COVID-19 transmission. Therefore, CISD highly encourages to be fully vaccinated prior to engaging in sports or extracurricular activities. Testing is also available for student athletes before games, regardless of vaccination status.

Staff are also highly encouraged to get vaccinated. However, it is not mandatory by CISD to be fully vaccinated to attend work or perform any work-related activities. Currently, up to 91% of staff are fully vaccinated.

City of El Paso Epidemiological Update: Current Cases & Stage Level for Week November 29 – December 5, 2021


According to the statistical report of the City of El Paso, as of December 5, 2021, there are currently a total of 188 active cases reported in the areas of Canutillo and Vinton. Our community remains located under Stage 2 on the COVID-19 Community Scorecard with a (7-day average) positivity rate of 18.75% (City of El Paso, 2021). Further information at  https://www.epstrong.org/


Vaccination Rates in El Paso, Texas

A total of 552,651 persons have been fully vaccinated in El Paso, TX. The percentage of population >5 years of age fully vaccinated is 70.94%. Percentage of the population >65 fully vaccinated is 92.25%. Full information at epstrong website:  https://www.epstrong.org/ and Texas Health and Human Services: https://tabexternal.dshs.texas.gov/t/THD/views/COVID-19VaccineinTexasDashboard/Summary?%3Aembed=y

COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases in El Paso, Texas

As of December 6, there are currently 8,124 breakthrough cases reported in El Paso, TX.  https://www.epstrong.org/

Department of Public Health Updated Recommendations for School K -12 (12/03/2021)

The El Paso Department of Public Health continues to STRONGLY recommend that students, teachers, and staff in general wear any form of face covering while indoors to reduce the spread of the virus within schools and throughout our community. It is preferred that individuals wear a mask that is a medical grade or higher, when indoors.

DPH also recommend to follow the necessary precautions during the holidays by:

  • Limiting the audience attending holiday festivals
  • Divide and conduct group performances in separate rooms to avoid large crowds in the
    same indoor location
  • Choose an outdoor location, if possible
  • Strongly recommend all audiences to wear a face mask
  • Advice that anyone exhibiting any symptoms get tested and avoid attending the event

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Weekly Review (12/03/2021)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people who are pregnant or breastfeeding get vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of severe illness, including ICU admission, ventilator use, and death. Full information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html


COVID-19 Immunization events at CISD

Canutillo ISD has been hosting a series of vaccination clinics at different schools, where the University Medical Center Mobile Unit provides COVID-19 and Flu vaccines to students, staff and family members. A total of 829 vaccines have been successfully applied in all the CISD immunization events. Detailed information on immunizations can be seen in Table 2 below.

Table 2. Total number of immunizations provided at all our CISD immunization events
since the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.

Vaccines  COVID-19 FLU TOTAL
1st dose  278 181 459
2nd dose 120 -- 120
 Boosters 250 -- 250
TOTAL 648 181 829



Please contact Dr. Maria Fuentes at 877-7670 (CISD Office at SSS) or email at mfuentes@canutillo-isd.org for further information.