Employee with meal services tests positive for COVID-19; FCPS offers pick-up meals only

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Starting Thursday, March 26, Fayette County Public Schools will only offer meals at pick-up locations in the community.


Wednesday night, school officials learned an employee in the transportation department who was involved in the meal service tested positive for COVID-19.

That brings the total number of FCPS employees with COVID-19 to four.

Health officials think the risk of exposure is low, but that the best course of action is to close the bus depots.

School officials did not release which school the person worked at, or which bus route they worked on.

The three other confirmed cases among FCPS include an employee at Southern Elementary School, an employee at James Lane Allen Elementary, and another transportation services employee not directly involved with the meal delivery program

On Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, meals will be available at the following pick-up locations:

  •  Arlington

  • Booker T. Washington

  • Breckinridge

  • Cardinal Valley

  • Glendover

  • James Lane Allen

  • Julius Marks

  • Lansdowne

  • Mary Todd

  • Meadowthorpe

  • The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek

  • Northern

  • Southern

  • Squires Elementary

  • William Wells Brown Elementary

  • LTMS

  • Winburn Middle School

  • Bryan Station High School

  • Tates Creek Campus (under the awning between the middle and high school)
  • Students have to walk up to these locations to get a meal. They are asked to practice social distancing while waiting in line.

    Meal service was not scheduled for March 30 - April 3, during the district's scheduled spring break.

    Plans to serve meals starting the week of April 6 have not yet been finalized.