TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Several schools in the East Texas area have closed and or will be learning online due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19.

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Leverett’s Chapel ISD: Closed until Jan. 24

Leverett’s Chapel ISD will be closed for the rest of the week. Classes will resume Monday, Jan. 24.

A note from the superintendent said, “During this closure, the school will get a deep cleaning. I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause but we need everyone to get better so the school can get back to normal. An automated all-call phone call will be sent out at some point today to notify you of this information as well.”

Lindale ISD: Closed until Jan. 24

Lindale ISD will be closed until Jan. 24 due to COVID-19. The administration said students will not have to make up for the temporary closure.

“This will allow staff and students who are currently out sick, to recover and to minimize the possibility of more community spread of COVID-19 and other viruses,” Superintendent Stan Surratt said. “LISD’s custodial staff will use this time to implement our COVID-19 deep cleaning protocol at all of our facilities.”

Palestine ISD: Closed until Jan. 21

“[On Wednesday], we had almost 20 staff members absent from the high school due to Covid quarantine. As of 9 a.m. yesterday, we had 23, and the number was growing. We have been using our substitute teachers mostly at the other campuses to keep our youngest students in school, so we are just not able to keep up with demand at the high school. We are making sure that high school students have academic material at home for the next two days and look to return our high school students to in-person learning on Monday.  We will also continue providing breakfast and lunch to any high school student who wants it tomorrow and Friday.”

Van ISD: Closed until Jan. 24

Due to COVID-19, Van ISD will close on Friday until Monday, Jan. 24. The closure will not extend the current school calendar or alter any existing scheduled breaks. UIL will continue as scheduled.

Whitehouse ISD: Closed until Jan. 24

Whitehouse ISD announced that school will be canceled until Jan. 24 due to a lack of appropriate staffing. All extracurricular activities will continue as scheduled throughout the temporary closure.

The district reminded everyone in a statement that their COVID rapid testing center remains open for any WISD student or staff from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 106 Wildcat Drive.

Woden ISD: Closed until Jan. 24

Citing staffing issues, Woden ISD announced that they will close Friday. All extracurricular events and activities will remain as scheduled.