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COVID-19 impacting students and staff in local schools

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Schools Valley-wide are increasing COVID-19 testing as students return to school. 

Point Isabel ISD Superintendent Theresa Ann Capistran said all district staff members are getting tested at all of their campuses.

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The district is also being affected by the number of teachers and staff members testing positive.

"We have never seen the numbers of COVID positives of staff members and of our students be this high in the entire 18 months that we have been living  during almost two years of living with this pandemic," Capistran said. 

Brownsville ISD says they have also seen an increase in positive cases.

 Brownsville ISD Health Services Director Alonso Guerrero says the district is following Centers and Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which means teachers and staff have to be out for five days. After that, they can come back as long as they're symptom-free. 

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