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COVID-19 cases in the Houston Schools have jumped over the last three days.

There are 16 students and staff out Wednesday due to positive cases. Staff absentees are: high school (3), middle school (2) and elementary (3).

Here’s a breakdown on students: High school (6), middle school (1) and elementary (1).

The number of quarantines among staff: Elementary (1) and high school (1).

Student quarantines: Elementary (6), middle school (5) and high school (6).

On Tuesday night, the Houston board of education approved protocols based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. Positive cases can return about five days if no symptoms (asymptomatic) or after symptoms have resolved and 24 hours fever free without taking medication. A mask must worn until 10 days are up.

CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards issued the numbers at his institution:

Here’s a look at Mercy in Springfield:

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