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Two FCPS classes in quarantine after positive COVID-19 tests

Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 5:20 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Four days into students in Fayette County returning to in-person school, three full classes are quarantined.

“You just got to roll with it and assume there’s going to be a few positives here and there,” said Dan Howard.

Howard’s son is in second grade at Liberty Elementary. It’s one of three elementary schools in the district where a class is quarantined after a student tested positive. But he says he’s not concerned, adding he expected this to happen as students came back to school.

“I’m not shocked at all. You just got to figure it’s going to happen. We’ve been dealing with this for over a year,” Howard said.

School officials say a classroom at Rosa Parks Elementary and Glendover are quarantined as well after a student tested positive. Some staff members are also quarantined at Cardinal Valley and Brenda Cowen. That’s 55 students and six staff members district-wide.

“I’m not that concerned at all,” Howard said. “I think Liberty does a great job. I’m not that worried. They know, they’ve already controlled it. We’ve gotten an email about it.”

Students and staff will be quarantined for 10 days per CDC guidelines and will have class virtually.

School officials tell us the quarantined students make up less than one percent of the 7,000 that are in class now. And they say this is not having any impact on their plan to bring back more students.

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