Fayette School System reports 8 students, 3 employees infected with Covid


The Covid-19 update by Fayette County Public Schools for Sept. 26 through Oct. 2 showed eight new student Covid-19 cases out of 13,640 students and three new staff cases.

As of Oct. 2, along with eight new student cases, there were 91 students remaining in isolation or quarantine. That number compares 18 in isolation or quarantine on Sept. 25, 35 on Sept. 4 and 102 on Aug. 28.

Also as of Oct. 2, there were three new staff cases and seven staff remaining in isolation or quarantine, down from six on Sept. 25, four staff on Sept. 4, and down from 25 on Aug. 28.

The Oct. 2 report noted 13,640 students attending in-school classes. That compares to 13,596 on Sept. 11, 13,614 on Sept. 4 and 13,703 students on Aug. 28.

Fayette County’s public schools employ 2,988 staff.

As previously noted, 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.