School closures in Waco area, new records for COVID-19 growing | Local news

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Axtell Independent School District announced Wednesday it would close until Jan. 18 because of COVID-19 concerns.

The past four days each set new records for daily case counts, and the eight highest daily counts have come this month. The past nine days’ active case counts are the nine highest the county has seen.

Rapoport Academy officials announced Thursday that it will close until Jan 19.

“We were able to cover today but we are not able to effectively operate the district tomorrow, Friday, or on Tuesday,” Rapoport Academy officials said in a Facebook post. “Our teachers, support staff, and especially our food service team have been dramatically impacted these last three days. We will return to school fully, and hopefully healthy, on Wednesday, January 19th.”

Midway Independent School District’s online COVID-19 tracker on Thursday showed 304 active student cases and 48 active staff cases, about 3.6% of the school population. Before this week, the highest active case number for the district was 275, set Sept. 2.

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