A Covid-19 update provided by Fayette County Public Schools for Aug. 29 – Sept. 4 period showed three new student cases of the virus and three new staff cases.
Updated on Sept. 4, the number of students attending in-school classes totaled 13,614, down from 13,703 on Aug. 28.
The report noted three new student cases of Covid-19, along with three new staff cases.
As of Sept. 4, there were 35 students remaining in isolation or quarantine, down from 102 the prior week, and there were four staff remaining in isolation or quarantined, down from 25 on Aug. 28, the school system said.
Fayette County’s public schools employ 2,989 staff.
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.