Fayette County superintendent talks ‘Test to Stay’ progress – LEX18 Lexington KY News
LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– One month right into the fostering of the “Test to Stay” program, Fayette County superintendent Dr. Demetrus Liggins claimed the campaign has actually thus far achieved success.
“There’s been 443 examinations provided until now and also just 4 favorable outcomes,” Dr. Liggins claimed. “So that’s been extremely favorable.”
In a meeting with LEX 18 Tuesday, Dr. Liggins claimed that the program, which was released in 8 colleges late last month, has actually helped in reducing the quantity of quarantines in those colleges.
“I assume instructors seem like they have a much better possibility to intend to have every one of their trainees face to face as well as existing in order to find out,” he said.Information provided
to LEX 18 by the college area showed exactly how “Test to Stay “has actually impacted attendance.Jessie Clark Middle
School, among the colleges in the pilot program, had 706 pupils in quarantine in the initial 6 weeks of the 2021-2022 academic year. Considering that “Test to Stay” was applied on September 27, there have actually been 53 quarantines.Under the area’s program, moms and dads that pick to have their youngsters take part concur that if their youngsters are subjected inside the college, they can remain in institution under the list below problems:1. They are not experiencing COVID-19 signs AND 2. They evaluate adverse throughout totally free on-campus screening prior to
college on Mondays, Wednesdays, and also Fridays.The area has actually partnered with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and also the Centers for Disease Control and also Prevention (CDC )in taking on the program. The examinations made use of in the program are fast PCR examinations.