Record number of LPS staffers test positive for coronavirus
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) publishes last week’s coronavirus numbers via their Weekly Illness Dashboard following Thanksgiving break.
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LPS reports 124 additional student positives bringing the community total to 733 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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While the number of staffers who have tested positive for the virus reaches a new high at 64, bringing their total to 432 cases. The number of LPS staffers who are self-isolating or quarantining is 196. 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.
The Absence Report, which provides a percentage of how many students have been reported absent, remains at four percent.