The news is out: [At least 116 people in a Mississippi school district have been instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days after six students and one staff member tested positive for the coronavirus less than two weeks after the start of school.
Of the seven people who have tested positive since classes resumed July 27 in Corinth, a city in the state’s northeast corner, five are high school students, one attends middle school, and the other is a staff member at an elementary school, according to Taylor Coombs, spokeswoman for the Corinth School District.
At least 116 people who are considered to have been in close contact with one of those seven have been instructed to quarantine for 14 days, Coombs said Thursday. She said she could not disclose how many of the 116 are students or staff because of privacy laws.
“We believe that most of these earlier cases are the result of community transmission, which further highlights the need for all community members to adopt and practice recommended safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” Superintendent Lee Childress said in a statement.]
What else will come out of Mississippi?