6 new Covid cases among Fayette students, plus 1 staff

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The Covid-19 update by Fayette County Public Schools for Oct. 3-9 showed six new student Covid-19 cases out of 13,689 students and one new staff case.

As of Oct. 9, along with six new student cases, there were 11 students remaining in isolation or quarantine. That number compares 91 in isolation or quarantine on Oct. 2, 18 on Sept. 25, 35 on Sept. 4 and 102 on Aug. 28.

Also as of Oct. 9, there was one new staff case and six staff remaining in isolation or quarantine, compared to seven on Oct. 2, six on Sept. 25, four staff on Sept. 4, and down from 25 on Aug. 28.

The Oct. 9 report noted 13,689 students attending in-school classes. That compares to 13,640 on Oct. 2, 13,596 on Sept. 11, 13,614 on Sept. 4 and 13,703 students on Aug. 28.

Fayette County’s public schools employ 2,980 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.