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Jan. 12 Evening Newscast: Some Texas schools closing campuses until Tuesday

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Texas recorded 61,113 new cases of COVID-19 today, the highest single-day total of the pandemic.

  • Across Texas and across the country, some schools are closing campuses or changing schedules in response to the current surge of COVID-19 cases. Some schools are combining days off with next week’s federal holiday. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday. Here in Northeast Texas, the Detroit ISD has closed its campuses this week, with classes scheduled to resume Tuesday. Today in Hunt County, the Campbell ISD has announced that Friday’s classes have been canceled. In Greenville, Carver Elementary School has canceled Thursday and Friday classes. In Emory, the Rains ISD has canceled Thursday and Friday classes. Wills Point ISD has cancelled classes for Thursday and Friday. In Fannin County, Honey Grove ISD campuses will be closed until Tuesday. In Lamar County, the Paris ISD board is meeting this evening to determine that district’s policy.
  • Parents and anyone else wanting to learn the status of their local school district’s schedule should contact the district directly. Across the state, Texas has set a new record for daily COVID-19 infections. State health officials today confirmed 61,113 new cases, the state’s highest daily case count ever.