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Nacogdoches County deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 200 this week but the total number of active cases continue to decline.

Active COVID-19 cases declined slightly over the weekend — the first drop in weeks — but the death toll increased.

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Students at Nettie Marshall Dual Language Academy have another 150 separation screens for classroom use, NISD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo announced at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

Nacogdoches County intensive care units remained filled beyond capacity with COVID-19 patients Wednesday morning.

Nacogdoches County’s record number of COVID-19 cases continued to climb this week as state officials added more than 100 new cases in one week.

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In a special meeting Tuesday, Nacogdoches ISD trustees rejected a mask mandate and unanimously approved additional leave of up to 10 days for employees required to isolate after a COVID-19 exposure or while recovering from the infection and a $500 incentive for those who get fully vaccinated…

Trustees at Etoile ISD have voted to add a mask requirement to the district’s dress code after 10 students and five staff members tested positive for COVID-19 less than two weeks into the new school year. The wave of new cases prompted the district to temporarily close Aug. 27.

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Etoile ISD will require all students and staff to wear masks when the district reopens Sept. 7 after its board of trustees voted to make face coverings part of the dress code at a meeting held Aug. 30.

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