VERSAILLES, Ky. (FOX 56) – Recent news had the Woodford County Yellow Jackets buzzing with excitement. Contact tracing was something that became a part of everyday school life over time, until now.

When compared to the general public, the transmission rate of COVID-19 is lower in the schools, leading to the district moving away from contact tracing, for the most part, effective immediately.

District Assistant Superintendent Garet Wells attributes this step in the right direction to the students, faculty, and staff following health guidelines so diligently.

“As long as we continue to work together as a community, as a school district, and follow the guidance of our public health officials. The sooner we can all do that, the better off we’ll all be, and the sooner we can get covid behind us,” Wells said.

In addition, the Woodford County Health Department has unveiled the COVID-19 case and contact interview questionnaire. Because of the volume of cases being reported, this questionnaire will help you determine the dates recommended by the CDC for periods of isolation.

Participants will be asked if the interview is for a positive case or close contact with a positive case, you’ll also be asked for general information like your current address or employment.

This is seen as a great resource for the Woodford County Schools.  Wells urges families to take advantage of this resource. He said case numbers in this school district have dropped, and if families use this resource, things will get even better from here.

“We shared what the Woodford County Health Department put out regarding the different status. If it’s where exposure might occur if you’re vaccinated or unvaccinated, the health department put that out recently and we have also shared that out with our public so they can read that and understand all the different nuances in the new guidance,” Wells said.

To take the questionnaire, follow this link. All answers are 100% confidential.