Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)

Updated Quarantine (Exposure) Guidelines:
Fully vaccinated persons in close contact with an infected person Do Not have to quarantine unless they develop symptoms BUT, should test 3-5 days after exposure to rule out infection. They will continue social distancing and mask-wearing but may return to work!

Unvaccinated individuals in close contact (less than 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes regardless of mask-wearing) will quarantine from work for 7 days. They should test on day 5 and can return to work on day 8 if their test result was negative and they are symptom-free.

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is aware that school communities are concerned about the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus) that is occurring in several countries, including the United States. 


The MDE is in contact with the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH), the state epidemiologist, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding preventive measures and preparation in the event of a local outbreak. 

SCCSD encourages everyone to follow the MDE supported CDC recommendations below to remain well and help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

The following links provide guidance and resources to support the health and well-being of students, school and district employees, and communities. The pages will be updated as new information becomes available. 


Additional Coronavirus Resources 



SCCSD Safe School Return