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FCPS employee diagnosed with COVID-19

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 16:21:07-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — An employee of the Fayette County Public Schools who works at James Lane Allen Elementary was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a spokeswoman for FCPS.

The employee hasn't been on the school's campus since Friday, March 13. At the time, the individual was not exhibiting any symptoms. Two employees who had close contact with the individual are not exhibiting any symptoms, but out of an abundance of caution they 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 the rest of the James Lane Allen community is at no higher risk than anyone else in the general public.

“Honest and transparent communication is critical during this uncertain time,” said Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk. “The health, safety and well-being of our employees, students, families and community-at-large is our primary concern and we will continue to collaborate with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government to respond appropriately and act with caution and compassion based on factual information.”