LPS identifies instances of potential COVID-19 spread

Lincoln Public Schools officials said instances of potential COVID-19 spread have been identified in school buildings. 
Lps Covid 19 Update

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Public Schools officials said instances of potential COVID-19 spread have been identified in school buildings.

“So far the instances of spread have occurred in settings such as lunch and or shared adult settings” Superintendent Steve Joel said.

LPS says the highlights of the potential spread are as follows:

  • One high school student eating lunch inside the school
  • One high school student eating lunch outside the school on campus
  • Two staff members in a district support building sharing an office space without face coverings worn at all times
  • Five staff members in one school eating lunch together or in close proximity to each other without face coverings

LPS officials did not identify which schools were impacted, but said those affected have already been notified.

Prior to Monday’s announcement, LPS and local health officials said there had been no instances of in-school spread of the virus.

Superintendent Steve Joel said LPS continues to monitor for evidence of school spread, as says these instances occurred in settings like lunch and shared adult settings.

Joel says LPS is making adjustments in its buildings to address the concerns.

There have been 347 cases identified among students and staff since the school year began, according to the district’s COVID dashboard.

This is a developing story, we will continue to provide updates as they become available. 

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