Public schools in the state self-reported 27,353 student cases and 4,447 staff cases on campus till August 29
Over 27,000 students have tested positive for COVID-19 across Texas last week, as per an official report.
The data released on September 30 revealed that public schools in the state self-reported 27,353 student cases and 4,447 staff cases on campus till August 29.
The combined school cases of 31,800 comprise about 30% of total cases in Texas. In fact, the number of cases among students have grown exponentially since schools reopened in the state.
Last week, the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, announced an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates from government entities, including public schools. The order came two days after the food and drug administration gave its nod to the Pfizer vaccine.
"No governmental entity can compel any individual to receive a covid-19 vaccine," read the order, which excludes places such as nursing homes and state-supported living centres.
As a result, public institutions in Texas including state agencies, local governments, universities, public schools and any other entities that receive public funding, are banned from compelling employees to get the shots or asking people who use their services for proof of vaccination.
The Texas Supreme Court temporarily gave a green signal to Abbott's ban on mandates regarding school masks, blocking Bexar County from continuing to defy his executive order.
As many as 5,340,108 students are enrolled in Texas public schools this year, according to the data.
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