The Clinton Public School District is reporting three teachers and two students in the district have tested positive for COVID-19.
One teacher at Clinton’s Career and Technical Education Center and two teachers at Sumner Hill make up the reported positive cases amongst CPSD staff.
Because Clinton’s secondary teachers have been instructing since August 17, no students were exposed or found to be in close contact with the positive cases and have not been forced to go into a 14-day quarantine.
One student at Clinton Park and one student at Clinton Junior High School reported testing positive for COVID-19. After contact tracing was completed, no other students or teachers have been required to quarantine for 14-days.
Close contact is defined as anyone who has been within 6 feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or longer.
CPSD has reported the positive cases to the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Mississippi Department of Education. Neither MSDH nor MDE require schools to report this information to the general public.
The district is committed to remaining transparent as we venture through schooling during the pandemic.
The Clinton Public School District continues to follow health and safety guidelines provided by the Centers of Disease Control and MSDH.
For more information, visit www.clintonpublicschools.com.