So far, 9,719 students and 6,454 staff members across the state have been infected with COVID-19 on public school campuses since the beginning of August, according to the Texas Education Agency. Hidalgo County students and teachers make up part of those numbers.
“We’ve had several outbreaks of school teachers, cafeteria workers, just as we had feared and warned,” county Health Authority Ivan Melendez said. “There’s going to be problems, and we’re seeing them already.”
Based on information from just a handful of school districts, at least 100 students and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since mid-August at Hidalgo County districts.