LPS: 230+ staffers isolating, 95 students test positive
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) again breaks last week’s record with a new highest number of positive coronavirus cases reported since starting their Weekly Illness Dashboard.
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LPS saw 95 additional cases bringing the community total to 397 cases. This count includes students and staff who tested positive after being present in a district building within 48 hours of symptoms developing or the COVID-19 test being taken. LPS currently has a student population upwards of 42,200.
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Currently 56 staffers have also tested positive for the virus. While, the number of LPS staffers in self-isolation is back up at 232. This count includes staff who are self-isolating due to exhibiting symptoms or have been notified of a high-risk contact with COVID-19, and those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been directed to quarantine.