A Texas school district closed its campuses for a week after two teachers recently died of COVID-19, a report said.
Connally Independent School District shut down its buildings on Tuesday and they will remain closed until Sept. 6 in the wake of the deaths, KCEN-TV reported.
The district on Monday announced that Natalia Chansler, a 41-year-old social studies teacher at Connally Junior High School, had died from the virus.
Last Tuesday, David “Andy” McCormick, 59, another teacher at the same school also died from coronavirus, the report said.
Chansler last went to the school a day after her colleague died.
“Our hope is that the closure and holiday break will provide those who are positive with the virus or exposed to others with the virus, the time to isolate and recover,” Superintendent Wesley Holt wrote in an email to the news station.
“This closure will also allow time for deep cleaning and sanitizing of all CISD facilities,” Holt said.
While the campuses are closed, students will be taught remotely. In-person classes are expected to resume on Sept. 7.