The Clinton Public School District is reporting one positive COVID-19 case at Clinton Junior High School. School administrators have completed contact tracing and have contacted the parents of students in the classes who have been affected. Prewitt Contracting Services will conduct a deep cleaning of the campuses with electrostatic machines prior to the start of school on Friday. This brings CPSD’s total positive cases to 47 since the start of school on August 13. Contact tracing continues to reveal that all reported positive cases have been contracted from outside sources. No students or faculty members have contracted the virus from any Clinton campus.
CPSD will report all positive cases to the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Mississippi Department of Education on a weekly basis as required. 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 the school year 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.