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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.

Confirmed Cases: 68293

Reported Deaths: 1944
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds5700119
DeSoto371031
Harrison260136
Madison245569
Jackson231444
Rankin230735
Jones193159
Forrest182656
Washington170142
Lee152142
Lauderdale141592
Neshoba128892
Lamar123115
Bolivar113635
Oktibbeha113339
Warren112535
Lowndes109239
Panola106816
Sunflower105625
Scott101120
Lafayette98719
Copiah96228
Leflore94966
Pike94037
Holmes91049
Grenada85123
Pontotoc8429
Yazoo84113
Lincoln83442
Monroe82155
Simpson80631
Leake79526
Coahoma78113
Wayne78021
Tate74330
Marshall7129
Marion68420
Union66216
Adams63225
Winston62916
Covington62214
George5956
Pearl River55940
Newton54511
Tallahatchie54111
Attala52725
Walthall50221
Chickasaw47619
Noxubee46112
Tishomingo4377
Alcorn4355
Calhoun4259
Prentiss42310
Claiborne40914
Smith40613
Hancock40214
Clay40114
Jasper3949
Itawamba38710
Tippah37414
Tunica3587
Clarke33626
Montgomery3295
Lawrence3238
Yalobusha31610
Humphreys29712
Quitman2691
Carroll26111
Greene25612
Perry2428
Amite2376
Webster23712
Kemper23314
Jefferson Davis2336
Wilkinson21513
Stone2115
Sharkey2045
Jefferson1957
Benton1451
Choctaw1354
Franklin1312
Issaquena272
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 99926

Reported Deaths: 1781
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson13366246
Mobile10581212
Montgomery6825151
Madison546934
Tuscaloosa426979
Unassigned392566
Baldwin367029
Shelby333437
Marshall319438
Lee270847
Morgan241819
Etowah218034
DeKalb183414
Calhoun181918
Elmore176039
Walker154465
Houston142813
Russell13892
St. Clair136320
Limestone135913
Dallas133624
Franklin129722
Cullman123012
Colbert121517
Lauderdale119020
Autauga116222
Escambia108817
Talladega105414
Jackson10264
Tallapoosa87579
Chambers84738
Dale84329
Clarke82610
Chilton8189
Blount8165
Butler77036
Coffee7656
Covington74021
Pike7137
Marion58226
Barbour5796
Lowndes57124
Marengo56616
Hale48526
Bullock48111
Winston45711
Perry4454
Bibb4445
Washington44412
Wilcox43410
Monroe4236
Pickens4089
Randolph40211
Conecuh39310
Sumter36618
Lawrence3542
Macon33914
Crenshaw3326
Choctaw28912
Cherokee2768
Clay2675
Geneva2652
Henry2643
Greene25211
Lamar2302
Fayette2235
Cleburne1291
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