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School back in session in Corinth

A new school year is now underway in Corinth, Mississippi, as the Corinth School District reopened its doors to teachers and students for in-person instruction on Monday.

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 10:12 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2020 9:51 AM

CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- A new school year is now underway in Corinth, Mississippi, as the Corinth School District reopened its doors to teachers and students for in-person instruction on Monday.

Students and teachers alike were excited to have their first day back in school after an extended summer vacation because of the coronavirus. The schools had been closed since March.

Superintendent Lee Childress said although there were some minor negatives, as is to be expected with any school day, teachers and students had a great first day back. The day started with a parade.

Though it may have sounded ironic a year ago, according to Childress, getting ready for the first day back at school was like Christmas Eve for some of the kids.

“We have seen large numbers of students are showing up today,” Childress said. “It's something our community wanted. As you said, there’s an excitement in the air that we’re returning to school since it’s the first time since March.”

According to parent Tara Williams, her kids have been excited to go back for a long time.

“They are just excited to see people they haven’t seen in a while,” Williams said.

Williams said she loves the steps the administration has taken to keep the kids safe. She said Childress gave consistent Facebook live chats while school was out to keep parents informed.

Williams added those talks and safety measures have reassured her the kids are as safe as they can be. She also commented on masks.

“I know masks has kind of gotten to be political or controversial, but I support it and It’s a fairly painless way to take away some of our risk,” Williams said.

She is grateful the school district gives the choice for in-person learning or online learning. As far as safety, Childress said it remains top priority.

“We’ve taken the precautions that have been recommended,” Childress said. “We have looked at everything that has been put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics, in addition to the CDC and our State Department of Health. We’re following those guidelines, along with other measures that we have put in place to do what we can to create the safest learning environment that we can.”

Childress said each of the students received two masks and one lanyard. The lanyard goes around behind the student’s neck and clips onto either side of the mask, like a lanyard that may be on a pair of sunshades.

He said the lanyard will keep students from having to lay their masks down and will help to keep them clean when students have to take them off.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 296154

Reported Deaths: 6764
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto19700230
Hinds18851392
Harrison16736281
Rankin12757265
Jackson12623228
Lee9694161
Madison9480203
Jones7990147
Forrest7234138
Lauderdale6837226
Lowndes6032140
Lamar589680
Lafayette5740113
Washington5220130
Bolivar4616124
Oktibbeha441593
Panola431995
Pearl River4178131
Warren4134115
Pontotoc410571
Marshall403592
Monroe3990127
Union396174
Neshoba3817169
Lincoln3552104
Hancock348975
Leflore3380118
Sunflower318986
Tate303174
Pike301296
Scott294570
Alcorn292263
Yazoo290565
Itawamba290175
Coahoma281169
Tippah279265
Copiah278758
Simpson276280
Prentiss270258
Wayne254341
Leake252871
Marion252778
Covington249580
Grenada247878
Adams234678
George232145
Newton230852
Winston221877
Jasper213645
Tishomingo212665
Attala206669
Chickasaw201453
Holmes182370
Clay179251
Stone172429
Tallahatchie171239
Clarke169371
Calhoun158028
Smith153033
Yalobusha145036
Greene127833
Walthall124340
Noxubee122831
Montgomery122639
Perry122135
Lawrence120321
Carroll118625
Amite111734
Webster110832
Jefferson Davis102231
Tunica99323
Claiborne98829
Benton93824
Humphreys92927
Kemper90323
Quitman77414
Franklin76119
Choctaw69817
Jefferson62727
Wilkinson62426
Sharkey49117
Issaquena1676
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 497154

Reported Deaths: 10029
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson714001387
Mobile36252736
Madison32573462
Tuscaloosa24289414
Montgomery22708519
Shelby22112215
Baldwin19856285
Lee15021155
Calhoun13755288
Morgan13742252
Etowah13379320
Marshall11439210
Houston10110262
Elmore9451185
Limestone9413136
St. Clair9003225
Cullman8979182
Lauderdale8610212
DeKalb8486175
Talladega7582165
Walker6571259
Jackson6542103
Autauga631391
Blount6229127
Colbert5998120
Coffee5259103
Dale4657107
Russell406433
Franklin399778
Covington3989106
Chilton3891100
Escambia378772
Tallapoosa3613143
Clarke343953
Chambers3423111
Dallas3419142
Pike293372
Marion288895
Lawrence284683
Winston258668
Bibb245960
Geneva240270
Marengo238357
Pickens225055
Barbour212951
Hale211969
Fayette201357
Butler201166
Henry182941
Cherokee177739
Monroe166639
Randolph164640
Washington156635
Macon147243
Crenshaw146254
Clay145554
Cleburne139741
Lamar133733
Lowndes132551
Wilcox122525
Bullock117236
Conecuh107024
Perry105927
Sumter99432
Coosa89624
Greene88532
Choctaw55123
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