Monday, September 13, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
Posted on 09/13/2021

CISD is committed to providing COVID-19 updated information and the current status of active cases. We continuously revise the current public health guidelines and recommendations provided by the local, state and national health authorities including Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Education Agency (TEA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to accommodate our protocols as needed to ensure the safety and overall wellbeing of all our students and staff.

COVID-19 Positive Cases on CISD Community

On CISD schools, there were a total of 10 positive laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases on staff or students reported during the week of September 6 to September 12, 2021 (Table 1). All 10 COVID-19 cases were identified in students.

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 Sept. 6 - 12 As of Sept. 12, 2021
  Canutillo HS 2 19
  Northwest ECHS 1 2
  Canutillo MS 1 8
  Alderete MS 0 3
  Canutillo ES 3 7
  Deanna Davenport ES 0 3
  Jose Damian ES 1 4
  Bill Childress ES 0 3
  Garcia ES 1 3
  Reyes ES 1 7
TOTAL 10 59

*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.

Table Cases Sept. 13

Fig. 1. Total number of COVID-19 cases (N=59) reported per week from July 19 to September 12 of 2021.

As of September 12, out of the 59 positive COVID-19 cases (N=59) reported since July 19th among our CISD staff and student population (Fig. 1), a total of 45 cases (76.3%) were identified among unvaccinated individuals, 11 were among vaccinated individuals (18.6%) and 3 individuals were partially vaccinated pending for a second dose (5.1%). Out of 59 COVID-19 cases, 52 cases have been identified as students (88.1%) and 7 as employees (11.9%). The most common COVID-19 symptoms reported by symptomatic students have been cough (24.4%), fever (22%), sore throat (19.5%) and body aches (19.5%).

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated

Fig. 2 & 3. Percentage rates of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated and student vs employees identified on accumulated COVID-19 cases (N=59) from July 19 to September 12 of 2021.

Weekly updates from different health authorities

City of El Paso Epidemiological Update: Current Cases & Stage Level for Week September 6 – September 12, 2021

According to the statistical report of the City of El Paso, as of September 13, 2021, there are currently a total of 25 active cases reported on the areas of Canutillo and Vinton. Our community is located under Stage 3 on the COVID-19 Community Scorecard with a (7-day average) positivity rate of 2.33% (City of El Paso, 2021). Further information at

Vaccination Rates in El Paso, Texas

Vaccination rates continue to increase. A total of 512,049 persons have been fully vaccinated in El Paso, TX. The percentage of population >12 fully vaccinated is 74.5%. Full information at epstrong website: and Texas Health and Human Services:

Immunization events at CISD

Canutillo ISD has been hosting a series of vaccination clinics where the University Medical Center Mobile Unit has been on campus offering free COVID-19 vaccines to students, staff and family members. A total of 160 individuals have successfully received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 64 individuals have received their second dose in our four prior events. Please check out the CISD website for more information for immunization events coming up at our CISD facilities:

COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases in El Paso, Texas

As of September 13, there are currently 1,929 breakthrough cases reported in El Paso, TX.

CDC Weekly Review (9/10/2021)

Most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks following illness. However, some people experience post-COVID-19 conditions including shortness of breath, fatigue, joint or muscle pain, dizziness or lightheadedness or mood changes, among other symptoms. These long-term symptoms associated with COVID-19 represent an emerging public health concern. More information at:

Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are circulating globally, including in the United States. On August 30, 2021, the Mu (B.1.621) variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 was classified as a Variant of Interest by the World Health Organization. However, the CDC has not escalated this variant to a VOI in the United States as the Mu variant reached its peak in late June and has decreased steadily. Full information of variants at:

More information for COVID-19 updates and recommendations at: Canutillo ISD is working on updating and implementing recommendations to our school protocols, including new rapid testing protocols.

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