136 DeSoto County students in quarantine; DeSoto Central High football activities suspended for 2 weeks

136 DeSoto County students in quarantine; DeSoto Central High football activities suspended for 2 weeks
(Source: Live 5/File)

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - DeSoto County Schools is reporting 136 of its students are currently under quarantine after 28 coronavirus cases were identified among students and 13 among staff.

DeSoto Central High School announced Monday that football activities will be suspended for two weeks due to COVID-19 cases. The school’s homecoming game has been rescheduled for Oct. 23 against Tupelo.

The district released data from the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 showing which schools have confirmed cases. The chart below breaks down the numbers of cases and individuals in quarantine according to schools within DCS.

School Name Number of new confirmed COVID-19 student cases
(Sept. 28-Oct. 2)
Number of new student quarantine
(Sept. 28-Oct. 2)
Center Hill High School 2 8
Overpark Elementary School 0 6
DeSoto Central High School 2 17
DeSoto Central Primary School 1 2
Lewisburg High School 1 0
Olive Branch High School 10 38
Olive Branch Elementary School 0 6
Chickasaw Elementary School 0 2
Southaven High School 9 34
Southaven Middle School 1 8
Southaven Intermediate School 2 15

DCS says the numbers in the chart above do not include students who are quarantined by the Mississippi State Department of Health for situations unrelated to school.

According to the district, there can be quarantine situations on campus without a confirmed student case. Those situations occur as a result of close contact with an employee.

DCS says their information could be slightly different than data from the MSDH because the state’s data includes private schools.

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