Clinton Public School District enacts 10-day quarantine protocol at start of spring semester
As the start of the Spring semester begins, the Clinton Public School District has changed its quarantine protocols for those considered to be within close contact of anyone testing positive for COVID-19.
All students and faculty members who have been in close contact with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case will no longer be placed on a 14-day quarantine but instead will be placed on a 10-day quarantine.
With guidance given from the Mississippi Department of Health and state medical professionals, CPSD officials enacted the change in policy ahead of the start of the Spring semester.
As stated in the MSDH Public Health Guidance release, close contacts can end quarantine after 10 days if they have monitored for symptoms daily and had no symptoms during the entire 10-day period.
Any student or faculty member who does exhibit symptoms during the 10-day quarantine will continue to follow the previously established 14-day quarantine guidelines and are encouraged to get tested.
Individuals who test negative for COVID-19 will still follow the 10-day quarantine procedure.
Letter from the Superintendent
The Board of Trustees and the administration of the Clinton Public School District are committed to doing everything possible to return to school while also keeping faculty, staff, and students safe.
As COVID-19 continues to influence the status of the 2020-2021 school term, our schools will work together to leverage available resources and share best practices, while making decisions that are in the best interests of our students and their families.
The Mississippi Department of Education released Considerations for Reopening Mississippi’s Schools. This statewide document outlines three options for reopening schools: traditional, hybrid, and virtual. CPSD will utilize all three options in moving to reopen schools this fall.
The CPSD Board of Trustees adopted a policy on July 14, 2020, that outlines the priorities under which schools will be open. Those guidelines and regulations are included in this document. It is necessary to keep in mind that all guidelines and regulations are temporary and subject to change as guidance from local and state health authorities is updated.
Tim L. Martin, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Clinton Public School District Reopening Plan, 2020-2021
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