A small school district in the CenTex has closed temporarily due to COVID-19.

We're  barely a week into the new school year, and Morgan ISD in Bosque County is having issues with COVID-19 that have forced closures.

Our partners at News 10 report that 24% of the districts students and staff has tested positive for COVID-19.

With only 130 students, district principal Dr. Janel Morris decided to close temporarily until the numbers decrease. Students were released early Wednesday and schools will be closed from Thursday through next Tuesday.

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the district has announced further protocols in response to the outbreak.

The district is asking that parents monitor their children. Symptoms such as fever, chills, loss of taste, trouble breathing, sore throat, diaheria, vomiting, severe headaches, and abdominal pain could be signs of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, here in Killeen, Mayor Jose Segarra has signed a declaration of a local state of disaster in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Bell County.

The City of Killeen will be hosting free COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinics now through August 28 to help keep Central Texans out of the hospital if they do become ill. They'll be administering the Pfizer vaccine, and will schedule you for your second dose at the event.

You don't need an appointment to be vaccinated or tested, so pull up to the

Killeen Special Events Center, 3301 S. WS Young Drive, if you need a vaccine or test. They'll be there each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 AM to 7PM now through Saturday, August 28.

Be safe!

 

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