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Monday, October 4, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021
Posted on 10/04/2021

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 the 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.

COVID19 Positive Cases on CISD Community

On CISD schools, there were a total of 20 positive laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases on staff or students reported during the week of September 27 to October 3, 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 Sept. 27 - Oct 3 As of Oct 3, 2021
  Canutillo HS 6 27
  Northwest ECHS 0 2
  Canutillo MS 7 15
  Alderete MS 0 5
  Canutillo ES 1 10
  Deanna Davenport ES 0 3
  Jose Damian ES 3 9
  Bill Childress ES 1 4
  Garcia ES 0 6
  Reyes ES 1 10
 CISD Main Offices  (Central/Lonestar) 1 2
TOTAL 20 93

*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

Fig. 1. Total number of COVID-19 cases (N=93) reported per week from July 19 to October 3 of 2021.

As of October 3, out of the 93 positive COVID-19 cases (N=93) reported since July 19th among our CISD staff and student population (Fig. 1), a total of 71 cases (76.3%) were identified among unvaccinated individuals, 16 were among fully vaccinated individuals (17.2%) and 6 individuals were partially vaccinated pending for a second dose (6.5%). Out of the 93 COVID-19 cases, 80 cases have been identified as students (86%) and 13 as employees (14%). The most common COVID-19 symptoms reported by symptomatic students have been fever (24.2%), sore throat (22.7%), cough (21.2%) and body aches (12.1%).

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated

Fig. 2 & 3. Percentage rates of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated and student vs employees identified on accumulated COVID-19 cases (N=93) from July 19 to October 3 of 2021.

Weekly updates from El Paso Health Department


City of El Paso Epidemiological Update: Current Cases & Stage Level for Week September 27 – October 3, 2021

According to the statistical report of the City of El Paso, as of October 4, 2021, there are currently a total of 18 active cases reported in the areas of Canutillo and Vinton. Our community is now located under Stage 3 on the COVID-19 Community Scorecard with a (7-day average) positivity rate of 8.64% (City of El Paso, 2021). Further information at https://www.epstrong.org/

Vaccination Rates in El Paso, Texas

Vaccination rates continue to increase. A total of 606,773 persons have been fully vaccinated in El Paso, TX. The percentage of population >12 fully vaccinated is 76.12%. 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

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 165 individuals have successfully received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 113 individuals have received their second dose in our prior events. Also, a total of 45 individuals received a flu vaccine (Table 2).

The next immunization event will be held at Canutillo High School on October 20th, where COVID-19 boosters and Influenza vaccine AFLURIA will also be available for all those 12 years and up. Please check out the CISD website for more information: http://www.canutillo-isd.org/news/what_s_new/canutillo_i_s_d_hosts_mobile_vaccination_clinics

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

Number of immunizations

COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases in El Paso, Texas

As of October 4, there are currently 2,535 breakthrough cases reported in El Paso, TX.  https://www.epstrong.org/

CDC COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review (9/24/2021)

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for a single booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine. Certain populations are now eligible to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after receiving their second Pfizer shot. These populations include people ages 65 years and older, people ages 18 years and older who have underlying medical conditions, and people ages 18 years and older who live or work in high risk settings (first responders, education staff, food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, correction workers, U.S. Postal service workers, public transit workers and grocery store workers).  

CDC Full information at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html

FDA Full information: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-october-1-2021


More information for COVID-19 updates and recommendations at: http://www.canutillo-isd.org/COVID19. 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 mfuentes@canutillo-isd.org for further information.