Ad Spot

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.

email author More by Tim

Downtown Vicksburg

Photo gallery: Miss Mississippi’s Miss Outstanding Teen Competition returns

Local

Chili Feast raises thousands in scholarship funds

COVID-19

Nearly a quarter of Warren County residents now fully vaccinated

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases in Warren County see slight surge

COVID-19

State Health Officer: No link between politics, vaccine hesitancy

Business

Profile 2021: A glimpse of the ‘grande’ Hotel Vicksburg

Downtown Vicksburg

Cause of Friday’s Grammar Street house fire remains undetermined

Local

Volunteers clean, preserve battlefield markers at Vicksburg National Military Park

Local

Public records: Recent deeds, marriage licenses filed with Warren County

Local

Gates at Steele Bayou Control Structure opened

Downtown Vicksburg

Volunteers needed: Citywide cleanup scheduled for Earth Day

Local

Moving ahead: Work under way on completing backwater pumps project

BREAKING NEWS

Grammar Street home engulfed in blaze

Crime

Vicksburg man arrested, charged in connection to Thursday’s shooting

Crime

Inmate escapes Claiborne County Jail through the roof

Local

Tuition to go up at most Mississippi public universities

Local

Officials: Knocked over candle ignites morning apartment fire

Local

Argument between two men on Washington Street leads to shooting

Crime

Crime reports: Vicksburg man faces felony DUI charge

Local

Vicksburg’s Brown reappointed to Mississippi State Personnel Board

Crime

Police, medical units responding to shooting on Washington Street

Crime

Officials release photo in case of dog found dead in floating wire cage

Crime

Vicksburg man, wanted for attacking ex-girlfriend, in custody

Local

Vicksburg firefighters graduate Mississippi State Fire Academy