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FCPS confirms 2nd employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 4:51 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 05:42:26-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Fayette County Schools confirmed that a second employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

The first confirmed case was a staff member at Southern Elementary. On Monday, it was also confirmed that a member of the transportation department also tested positive. The transportation employee was not directly involved with the delivery of meals to children and has a separate workspace with very limited exposure to others.

“We are grateful for the amazing support we have received from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department to expedite contact tracing and determine appropriate steps for the district to take to further protect other employees, our students, families and the community at large,” said Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk. “Our hearts and support remain with our employees who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and we are encouraged that they are able to recuperate at home without hospitalization.”

The district is working directly with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.. All employees who had close contact with the individuals who tested positive have already been contacted and will self-quarantine for a full 14 days from the time they last interacted.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has completed their contact tracing and concluded that beyond those already identified and alerted, there is no elevated risk for any other member of our school district community.