FCPS COVID-19 dashboard back online, 213 new quarantines Monday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After being temporarily shut down last week because of a growing number of coronavirus cases and wanting to reflect accurate and timely data, the Fayette County Public Schools COVID-19 dashboard was back up on Monday.

According to the district’s dashboard, there were 399 student quarantines on Sunday and 213 on Monday.

The dashboard showed 3 new student cases and 2 new staff cases on Sunday.  Both those numbers grew on Monday.  The dashboard showed 16 new student cases and 6 new staff cases and 1 new staff quarantine.

Fayette County Board of Education Chairman Tyler Murphy posted on Facebook that the enrollment window for the Virtual Learning Academy has closed and there are limited spaces due to staffing.  The post said there are still some individual considerations being made for students who may be medically fragile due to the rapid change in COVID-19 conditions due to the delta variant.  The post said families should contact their respective schools to discuss unique situations and options.  The Virtual Learning Academy was created as an option for families who did not want their child to attend in-person classes this school year, and continue instruction online.

Murphy himself tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend, according to his social media post.  He said he was in isolation, but felt fine.  In addition to chairing the school board, he also teaches in Boyle County.

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