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District reports significant drop in COVID-19 activity in schools

One. Just one. That is the number of new COVID-19 cases the Vicksburg Warren School District announced Monday involving students or personnel within the District last week.

That one case involved a teacher at River City Early College.

The report is the first time the District has updated its COVID-19 activity, which is provided to the Mississippi State Department of Health, since Feb. 8. The week without a report was due to the severe winter storm that shuttered the District’s schools for one week.

But even the Feb. 8 report, which showed a total of six positive cases within the district and nine students and teachers quarantined, mirrored the overall decline in COVID-19 activity the entire Vicksburg and Warren County community has seen in recent weeks.

In that Feb. 8 report, the Academy of Innovation reported one positive case involving a teacher, while Beechwood Elementary reported one positive case involving a student.

Bovina Elementary reported one positive case involving a teacher and one teacher was quarantined due to possible exposure.

At Dana Road Elementary, school officials reported one positive case involving a teacher, two teachers quarantined and eight students quarantined due to possible exposure.

The Feb. 8 report was for the school week ending Feb. 5.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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