Fayette schools report 12 new student cases, 1 staff Covid case

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Fayette County’s public schools for the week ending Nov. 6 continued to show few new cases of Covid-19 among students and staff. The weekly report showed 12 new student cases and one new case of staff of the virus, out of a bricks and mortar enrollment of 14,492 students.

As of Nov. 6, there were 12 new student cases and 121 students remaining in isolation or quarantine. That compares to 87 in quarantine or isolation on Oct. 30; 181 on Oct. 23; 225 on Oct. 16; 11 on Oct. 9; nine on Oct. 2; 18 on Sept. 25; 35 on Sept. 4; and 102 on Aug. 28.

Also on Nov. 6, there was one new staff case and 22 staff remaining in isolation or quarantine.

The Nov. 6 report noted 14,492 students attending in-school classes. That compares to 14,490 on Oct. 30, 14,292 on Oct. 23, 13,740 on Oct. 16, 13,640 on Oct. 2, 13,596 on Sept. 11, 13,614 on Sept. 4 and 13,703 students on Aug. 28.

Fayette County public schools employs 2,981 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.