(Festus) It’s been more than a month since a outbreak of pertussis was reported in the Festus School District.

Kevin Pope is the Coordinator of Communications at Festus schools. He provides an update on whooping cough cases at the district.

Pope says they are hopeful that they have finally turned the corner in regards to sick cases confirmed within the district.

Parents with questions about pertussis in the Festus School District can contact Lindsey Roth, Coordinator for Student and Staff Wellness, at 636-937-5410.