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The school zone for Taylor Middle School sees lots of student walkers and parent drivers around weekday afternoons. If the light’s flashing, slow down for safety.

Taylor Middle School has transitioned to online instruction for at least this week.

On Jan. 13, Taylor ISD announced that all students will be learning remotely from from the next day through Jan. 22. The decision was made due to an increase of positive cases of COVID-19 among staff members at TMS.

"All other TISD campuses will remain open for in-person instruction," said Superintendent Keith Brown.

As of Friday, Jan. 15, Taylor ISD’s COVID-19 dashboard indicates that there nine active cases amongst TMS staff. Five middle school students also reportedly have the coronavirus.

TMS students who chose to receive in-person instruction if possible are scheduled to return to campus on Monday, Jan. 25.

Taylor ISD COVID-19 Dashboard

Taylor ISD provides a COVID-19 dashboard on its website.

An active case indicates that a student or staff member currently has a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test and has reported it to the district. The data is said to be updated every Monday and will include new active cases that occurred in the previous week.

As of Friday, Jan. 15, active cases at specific schools are as follows:

Taylor High School

• Students — 7

• Staff — 0

Taylor Middle School

• Students — 5

• Staff — 9

Naomi Pasemann ES

• Students — 1

• Staff — 0

There are two other active cases reported amongst district staff not specific to any campus. There are no active cases reported at the Child Development Center, T.H. Johnson Elementary School, Main Street Intermediate School, the Taylor Opportunity Center and Legacy Early College High School.

In total, Taylor ISD has had 42 student and 48 staff confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. All campuses with the exception of the Taylor Opportunity Center have had at least one COVID-19 case.

To view updated statistics from the dashboard, visit https://bit.ly/35JfOzU.

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