Information on the Covid-19 update provided by Fayette County Public Schools for Aug. 22-28 showed six new student cases and two new staff cases of the virus.
Updated on Aug. 28, the number of students attending in-school classes totaled 13,703.
The report noted six new student cases of Covid-19, along with two new staff cases.
As of Aug. 28, there were 102 students remaining in isolation or quarantine, and there were 25 staff remaining in isolation or quarantined, the school system said.
Asked why the school system is only providing the number of total positive cases and quarantines within the school system and not by school, officials said the number of positive Covid-19 cases are so low that infected individuals could be easily identified, putting the school system in violation of HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) laws. Parents will be notified if there is a case at their child’s school.