AUSTIN (KXAN) — With the 2021-22 school year underway, KXAN is keeping track of the number of COVID-19 cases among students and staff in Texas public schools.
The Texas Department of State Health Services updates statewide data each Friday. As of the week ending May 15, a total of 712,283 COVID-19 cases have been reported among students and staff so far this school year.
The interactive chart below shows the breakdown of cases by week, dating back to August 2020.
Several school districts across Texas have implemented mask mandates. KXAN is keeping track of which districts require masks here.
According to DSHS data, a total of 221,938 cases were reported in the 2020-21 school year. Of those, 148,197 cases were students, and 73,741 were staff members.
Local school districts
The chart and table below show the cumulative number of cases reported in several of the largest local districts. The numbers come directly from dashboards that are updated by each district. Some districts update numbers daily, while others update once per week.
Burnet CISD and Pflugerville ISD only show a total number of cases and do not break down by student vs. staff. For this reason, KXAN has classified cases in these districts as “unspecified.”
You can click on any of the column headers in the table below to sort the data.