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37 Student, 11 Employee COVID-19 Cases Reported By Rural Hopkins County Schools On Sept. 23

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As of the last reports posted Wednesday night, Sept. 23, at least 37 student and 11 employee COVID-19 cases had been reported by rural Hopkins County schools since the fall semester began. Yantis ISD has also reported 2 COVID-19 cases since school began. Sulphur Springs ISD officials so far this week have reported 1 additional student and 4 employees have tested positive for coronavirus.

Como-Pickton CISD officials in their last update reported all 18 students and all 5 employees who tested positive for COVID-19 had recovered from the virus.

While C-PCISD’s cases have declined, Cumby, North Hopkins. Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff and Sulphur Springs ISDs have each reported at least one additional case over the last week.

Cumby ISD has posted six notifications, all for the high school campus. One student each was reported on the following dates as having tested positive: Aug. 7, Aug. 20, Sept. 16, Sept. 18 and Sept. 22. Two students were expected to be back at school recovered, one on Aug. 24 and Sept. 2. One district staff members each was reported to have tested positive on Sept. 13, Sept. 16 and Sept. 18.

North Hopkins ISD has twice notified the community that a student tested positive for COVID-19, a student on the high school campus through Sept. 15 and a students who was last on the Hopkins County Special Education CO-OP classroom in North Hopkins ISD on Sept. 17. A NHISD employee on campus Sept. 10 was reported Sept. 15 to have tested positive for COIVD-19

Saltillo had one employee test positive on Aug. 12, and one student each on Aug. 24 and Sept. 22.

Sulphur Bluff ISD has issued notices 6 times since classes that at least one additional case was reported. SBISD received notifications of one student each testing positive on Aug. 24, Aug. 30, and Sept. 22. One employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 10. Two Sulphur Bluff students each were also reported to have COVID-19 on Aug. 27 and Sept. 2

Sulphur Springs ISD on Sept. 18 sent notices that an infected staff member was on SSISD campuses the week of Sept. 14-18. On Sept. 22, the district reported two staff members who were lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 were present at SSES during the last week and a student and a teacher who tested positive for COVID-19 were present at SSMS during the week of Sept. 14-18.

Yantis ISD on Sept. 9 reported an elementary student had testing positive for COVID-19 and one staff member on Aug. 25. No additional updates have been posted by the district on Sept. 23.

Miller Grove ISD hasn’t posted any new updates since Aug. 31, when three students were reported to have tested positive in August.

School DistrictStudent Cases
(active/recovered, if reported)
Employee Cases
(active/recovered, if reported)
Como-Pickton0/180/5
Cumby3/23
Miller Grove30
North Hopkins21
Saltillo21
Sulphur Bluff1/60/1
Sulphur Springs108
Yantis11
Lab confirmed COVID-19 cases of students and employees who were present on school campuses reported by administrators at local school districts

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Author: Faith Huffman

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