The Starkville Oktibbeha School District is committed to keeping students, families and staff informed about Covid-positive cases as we focus on staying safe together during this time. 

The District will be sharing a weekly report for number of Covid-positive cases, number of close contacts, and total number of individuals quarantined for 14 days.  The District’s number of positive cases among students is reported by grade levels to protect privacy.

Close contact is defined by the Mississippi Department of Health as being within 6 feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or longer.   

Every member of our school district team is committed to following all of our safety protocols as outlined in our return to school guide, Staying Safe Together, to reduce spread of Covid-19 and mitigate risks associated with this virus. Click to view or download the guide. 

SOSD is also counting on parents and caregivers as our primary screening procedure for Covid-19 in students. Before coming to school each morning, please check your child for the presence of Covid-19 virus symptoms (click for a list of symptoms). If you have questions about symptoms, exposure and whether to report to school, click to find our decision-making flowchart.

Case Reporting for the Week of: April 5-9, 2021

Positive cases are to the best of our knowledge based on self-reporting.  


District Total of Positive Student Cases:


Percent of District Population:


District Total of Student Close Contact:


District Total of Student Quarantine:


Percent of District Population Quarantining:


District Total of Traditional Students Enrolled:  3,931