10 Fayette students, 4 school staffers test positive for Covid last week


225 students, 21 staff remain in quarantine — 

The Covid-19 update by Fayette County Public Schools for Oct. 10-16 showed 10 new student Covid-19 cases out of 13,740 students and four new staff cases.

As of Oct. 16, along with 10 new student cases, there were 225 students remaining in isolation or quarantine. That number compares to 11 in isolation or quarantine on Oct. 9, 91 on Oct. 2, 18 on Sept. 25, 35 on Sept. 4 and 102 on Aug. 28.

Also as of Oct. 16, there were four new staff cases and 21 staff remaining in isolation or quarantine.

The Oct. 16 report noted 13,740 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 2,982 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.