LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk released a statement after the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department announced there is a case of Hepatitis A at Millcreek Elementary School.
"Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery go out to the member of our Millcreek Elementary School community who was diagnosed with hepatitis A. We are working in close partnership with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department to take every precaution to make sure that our students and staff are in a safe environment.
I want to thank our school employees and leaders who worked quickly to address the situation. Kudos are also in order for our operations staff who worked overnight to deep clean the Millcreek building as an added precaution. The health and safety of our students and staff is a top priority for us.
In addition to the communication we sent to families yesterday, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will be sending a letter home with students today."
Hepatitis A is a liver disease that can be passed from person to person. Washing your hands with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper or before making food and drinks can help stop the spread of hepatitis A.
Click here for an interactive map on confirmed Hepatitis A cases by county.