LPS reports highest number of COVID cases since August


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) reports its highest number of positive coronavirus cases since starting their Weekly Illness Dashboard.

LPS saw 63 additional cases bringing the community total to 277 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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They did see a dip in LPS staffers in self-isolation, back to double-digits at 83. 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.

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