Fayette Co. Public Schools start in-person learning with hundreds in quarantine


LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Fayette County Schools are gearing up for students to return to in-person learning Wednesday morning.

School leaders have said they have two priorities this year. They want to keep students in classrooms, avoiding virtual learning as much as possible, while also keeping everyone safe.

Ahead of the first day back, our news partners at the Herald Leader reported 74 students in Lexington are positive for COVID-19.

Around 200 additional students in the district are quadrating. The district spokesperson says 31 of those are because of school-related infections.

Students returning to in-person learning will be required to wear masks, a decision the district made prior to Governor Andy Beshear’s executive order.

That will apply to students, staff and visitors inside school buildings and on buses.

Fayette County Schools is also implementing several other guidelines to keep classroom buildings safe.

The district says there will be at least three feet of social inside inside classrooms, in addition to enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols.

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