Fayette schools report 20 new Covid cases


Fayette County’s public schools for the week ending Nov. 13 showed 15 new cases of Covid-19 among students and five cases among staff out of a bricks and mortar enrollment of 14,514 students.

As of Nov. 13, there were 15 new student cases and 132 students remaining in isolation or quarantine. That compares to 121 in quarantine or isolation on Nov. 3; 87 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. 13, there were five new staff cases and 10 staff remaining in isolation or quarantine.

The Nov. 13 report noted 14,514 students attending in-school classes. That compares to 13,703 students on Aug. 28.

Fayette County public schools employs 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.