Hancock High students to remain at home to quarantine

Students of Hancock High School received notice today that the entire student body will remain home to quarantine.

On Wednesdays, all students in the district distance learn. Today, the district learned of additional positive cases among the student body, a day after the football team was sent home to quarantine.

Based on contact tracing efforts by Hancock High staff, it has been determined that these cases are not likely school spread, but rather the result of community spread.

As of today, 222 students are quarantined, which is 17 percent of the student body. The Mississippi Department of Health recommends that a school close when three or more individual classes or groups experience an outbreak and the high school has met that criteria.

Although all high school students will be distance learning, teachers and staff will continue to report to work and serve the students through Google Classroom so that learning continues.

High school students will return to school October 14th. All other schools in the Hancock County School District will remain open and will continue on their normal schedule.

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