Classrooms prepare to open doors during COVID spike

Students are returning to school soon and COVID numbers are continuing to rise.

Due to the spike, school districts are taking new precautions as well as following new protocols for the remainder of the year.

In accordance with the CDC, the Ocean Springs School District has reduced its quarantine period from 10 days to five days.

However, the school will bring back weekly deep cleans each weekend similar to the ones done during the height of the delta variant spike.

The district will disperse PPE supplies to each school as well. Ocean Springs School District Communications Specialist Trey Brennan said, “Well obviously, the best thing to do is if you feel sick, stay home. If you don’t feel right, if you feel like something’s up, stay home and take care of yourself. Do what’s best for you and your family. If you feel like you should wear a mask, wear a mask. If you don’t feel like you should wear a mask, don’t wear a mask.”

Students in the Ocean Springs School District will return to class on Wednesday, January 5th.

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