Flu Season Woes Continue as Christoval ISD Closes for Six Days
CHRISTOVAL, TX -- Christoval ISD schools will be closed for the next six days because of the flu and other illnesses.
District Superintendent David Walker posted on the District’s Facebook page the following:
“Due to district-wide illnesses, school will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 15 & Friday, Feb. 16. Holidays on District Calendar are still in effect. Classes will resume on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Facilities are closed to all outside use.”
Students are in class today and the buildings will be closed after classes let out.
Walker has said that illnesses including the flu have affected teachers as well as students.
As we reported earlier, this year’s flu season has been worse than most. Mike Campbell has been CEO of La Esperanza for 13 years and for him this flu season is one that stands out.
“Last Saturday, Dec. 23rd, the Clinic actually had to close due to not having enough well practitioners to serve patients.”
“That’s a rare occurrence, and it prevents us from seeing those who are really sick, which is what we want to do.”
“And incidence of strep throat is running just about as high as the flu,” said Campbell.
From 2016 to this year, there has been a 340% increase in the number of confirmed flu cases at La Esperanza. These numbers are likely the same for other medical facilities in town, but numbers were not available.
Even with that remarkable increase, “many more people don’t come in for testing, but just take care of it on their own. That means that the actual number of cases is probably much higher.” said Campbell.