Ocean Springs School District creates “Medical Advisory Council” with SRHS

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WXXV) — Ocean Springs School District has partnered with local medical leaders from Singing River Health System to form the OSSD Medical Advisory Council for continuing district operations and returning to school in August.

OSSD has enlisted the help of Andrea Logan, MD, FAAP; Daralyn Boudreaux, RN, BSN, CIC, CPHQ; Georgia Storey, Director of Government and Community Relations; and Heath Thompson, Ocean Springs Hospital Administrator.

“Our school district is committed to making the safest decisions possible as we move toward opening our schools and facilities in August,” Dr. Coleman said. The committee will serve in an advisory role to the district as OSSD faces returning to school with increased health and safety protocols.

“Their medical expertise is essential during these times as we attempt to implement the Center for Disease Control guidance and MS Department of Health recommendations,” said Coleman.

The district created a committee in March tasked with planning options for returning to school in August, and Dr. Coleman believes adding medical expertise to the planning will help the district prepare for a safer and more efficient return.

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