Monday, November 1, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
Posted on 11/01/2021

On CISD schools, there were a total of 23 positive laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases on staff or students reported during the week of October 25 to October 31, 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 25-31 As of Oct. 31, 2021
  Canutillo HS 3 33
  Northwest ECHS 2 6
  Canutillo MS 4 22
  Alderete MS 4 10
  Canutillo ES 0 13
  Deanna Davenport ES 0 4
  Jose Damian ES 5 16
  Bill Childress ES 0 4
  Garcia ES 3 10
  Reyes ES 1 12
 CISD Main Offices  (Central/Lonestar) 1 6
TOTAL 23 136

*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 investigation 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-Nov 1

Fig. 1. Total number of COVID-19 cases (N=136) reported per week from July 19 to October 31 of 2021.

As of October 31, out of the 136 positive COVID-19 cases (N=136) reported since July 19th among our CISD staff and student population (Fig. 1), a total of 101 cases (74.3%) were identified among unvaccinated individuals, 29 were among fully vaccinated individuals (21.3%) and 6 individuals were partially vaccinated pending for a second dose (4.4%). Out of the 136 COVID-19 cases, 112 cases have been identified as students (82.4%) and 24 as employees (17.6%).

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated

Fig. 2 & 3. Percentage rates of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated and student vs employees identified on accumulated COVID-19 cases (N=136) from July 19 to October 31 of 2021.

Weekly updates from El Paso Health Department

City of El Paso Epidemiological Update: Current Cases & Stage Level for Week October 25 – October 31, 2021

According to the statistical report of the City of El Paso, as of November 1, 2021, there are currently a total of 61 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 12.46% (City of El Paso, 2021). Further information at

Vaccination Rates in El Paso, Texas

A total of 533,066 persons have been fully vaccinated in El Paso, TX. The percentage of population >12 fully vaccinated is 77.53%. Full information at epstrong website: and Texas Health and Human Services, respectively:

COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases in El Paso, Texas

As of October 25, there are currently 3,763 breakthrough cases reported in El Paso, TX.

COVID-19 Rapid Testing at CISD

To ensure a safe environment in all the schools of CISD, we continue to offer rapid testing for COVID-19 for all staff and students as recommended by TEA and the EP Department of Public Health. Any student or employee who wants to screen weekly or who was exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual can test at any of our campuses.

Food & Drug Administration Update (10/29/2021)

On October 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to include children 5 through 11 years of age. Full information:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Weekly Review (10/29/2021)

CDC now recommends that everyone 18 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine two or more months ago receive a booster dose. For people who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, certain groups are now eligible for a booster dose at 6 months or more after their initial 2-dose series. This includes people ages 65 years and older, and people ages 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings, have underlying medical conditions, or live or work in high-risk settings. Full information at:

For more information on Public Health Guidelines from the Texas Education Agency:

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