Clinton Public School District reports 17 coronavirus cases


CORRECTION: In November 30’s release it was stated a faculty member at Sumner Hill had tested positive. That positive case had already been reported to MSDH and the community, bringing yesterday’s total to 17 instead of 18 and district total to 64 instead of 65. The change has been reflected in the following news article.

CLINTON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Monday, the Clinton Public School District reported 17 positive COVID-19 cases over the Thanksgiving break. Seven teachers and ten students make up the reported cases.

Northside, Eastside, Lovett, and Clinton High School reported just one teacher from each campus testing positive. Clinton Junior High School reported three teachers testing positive.

Clinton Park, Northside, and Eastside reported only one student from each campus testing positive. Clinton High School reported five students testing positive and Clinton Junior High School reported two students testing positive.

According to the district, school administrators have completed contact tracing and have determined these cases stem from social contact over the weeklong Thanksgiving break. No students or faculty members have contracted the virus from any Clinton campus.

School officials continue to monitor students and staff closely in order to see if further positive cases are reported.   This brings CPSD’s total positive cases to 64 since the start of school on August 13.

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