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Italy Independent School District Extends Holiday Break Because Of COVID-19 Spike

ITALY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A rise in COVID-19 cases has caused administrators in one North Texas town to extend the holiday break and keep schools closed.

Over the weekend, officials with the Italy Independent School District issued a statement saying that, "Faculty, staff, and students will all return to school on the 11th."

Out of abundance of caution, Italy ISD will be extending its holiday break until Monday, January 11th. This is partly...

Posted by Italy ISD on Sunday, January 3, 2021

The move was made after a number of faculty and staff tested positive for COVID-19. While officials didn't say exactly how many Italy ISD employees were diagnosed with the virus, they closed all schools in the district  "out of an abundance of caution".

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