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Monday, August 2, 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021
Posted on 08/02/2021

CISD is committed to continuously revise the current public health guidelines and recommendations provided by the local, state and national health authorities and accommodate our protocols as needed to ensure the safety and overall wellbeing of all our students and staff. We encourage you to follow the weekly updates found on the CISD website for any recent information involving our community on COVID-19 cases, updates and new guidelines.

Positive Cases on CISD Community

On CISD schools, there were 2 positive laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases on staff or students reported during the week of July 26th to August 1st, 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  Accumulated Cases
Week July 26 - Aug.1 As of Aug. 1, 2021
  Canutillo HS  0 0
  Northwest ECHS  0 0
  Canutillo MS  0 1
  Alderete MS  0 0
  Canutillo ES  0 0
  Deanna Davenport ES  0 0
  Jose Damian ES  0 0
  Bill Childress ES  0 0
  Garcia ES  0 0
  Reyes ES  2 2
TOTAL  2 3

City of El Paso Epidemiological Update

Current Cases and Stage Level for Week July 26th – August 1st, 2021


According to the statistical report of the City of El Paso, as of August 2nd, 2021, there are currently a total of active cases reported on the areas of Canutillo and Vinton. Our community is located under Stage 3 on the COVID-19 Community Scorecard (City of El Paso, 2021). Further information at https://www.epstrong.org/

Vaccination Rates in El Paso, Texas

Vaccination rates continue to increase. As of August 2nd, 2021, a total of 1,009,961 vaccines doses have been fully administered to people in El Paso, Texas, representing 57% of the total population. Total number of vaccines administered by age range represent: 12 – 15 years (6.47%), 16 – 49 years (54%), 50 – 65 years (22%), 65 – 79 years (14%), and >80 years (4%). Full information on https://www.epstrong.org/

COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases in El Paso, Texas

As of August 2nd, there are currently 756 breakthrough cases reported in El Paso, TX. A vaccine breakthrough infection is defined as the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA or antigen in a respiratory specimen collected from a person ≥14 days after they have completed all recommended doses of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. Breakthrough cases are expected to occur with all vaccines. Therefore, as vaccination rates continue to increase, so do breakthrough cases. Being vaccinated offers a protection against the virus, as vaccinated people present only mild symptoms when they contract other variants of the SARS-CoV-2. All COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized in the United States are highly effective against COVID-19, including serious outcomes of severe disease hospitalization, and death.

Face Masks recommendations by the CDC (7/27/2021)

According to a new study from the CDC on data collected from an outbreak of COVID-19 on large public gatherings in Massachusetts, it was found that the Delta variant can still be identified on fully vaccinated individuals infected with it and pass the virus to others. Based on this information, the CDC updated their masking recommendations encouraging the population wear face masks especially in public indoor areas or areas of high transmission, or areas with low vaccine rates. CISD highly encourages everyone to continue applying all levels of protection including face masks, hand sanitizing and physical distancing.

City of El Paso Department of Public Health New Updates on the Delta Variant:

On July 30th, 2021 the City of El Paso Department of Public Health reported the first three confirmed cases of the Delta variant in the community and continue to encourage the community to get fully vaccinated. As stated by DPH “Typically, vaccinated people are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms, if the contract the Delta variant, and it is important t note that they can transmit the virus and infect other people”.

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