JCPS is notifying families of students at 22 schools after an employee tests positive for monkeypox

HE WOULD BE CAUSED IN THE MORNING. ALSO NEW TONIGHT JOSE BAEZ SENT A LETTER TO THE PARENTS OF 22 SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT. ADVISING THAT AN EMPLOYEE WHO REGULARLY ATTEND THESE SCHOOLS HAS BEEN TESTED POSITIVE FOR APENPOX. WE WERE TOLD THAT EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN AT ALL THOSE SCHOOLS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS. THE CDC SAYS THE DISEASE NOW LISTED IN PARKS CAN BE SPREAD THROUGH CLOSE PERSONAL, OFTEN SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT. THE RISK IS CONSIDERED LOW TO ENTER PARKS BY TOUCHING SHAR

JCPS is notifying families of students at 22 schools after an employee tests positive for monkeypox

Jefferson County Public Schools sent out a notification to families at 22 schools after a school district employee tested positive for monkeypox. The notification was sent to the families by email and SMS. In it, JCPS said the employee had been in the school building at least once in the past two weeks and had recently tested positive for monkeypox. JCPS said they are in contact with the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department. They did not specify which schools the letter was sent to. They also included information about monkeypox in the notice, citing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as saying that “monkeypox can be spread through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact.” The type of contact includes direct contact with the rashes and scabs on someone with it, along with contact with their saliva, snot or mucus, and areas around genitals.” The risk is considered low of getting Mpox from touching objects, fabrics, and surfaces used by someone with Mpox and have not been disinfected, such as clothing and furniture,” the notice said. lymph nodes, according to the CDC. JCPS said anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their school and health care provider and stay home.” of our school community remains our top priority,” the letter reads. “We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide updates if further steps are needed.” Deg Those who have questions or need to report a positive case of Mpox can call JCPS Health Services at 502-485-3387.

Jefferson County Public Schools sent out a message to families at 22 schools after a school district employee tested positive for monkeypox.

The notification was sent to families by email and text. In it, JCPS said the employee had been in the school building at least once in the past two weeks and had recently tested positive for monkeypox.

JCPS said they are in contact with the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department. They did not specify which schools the letter was sent to.

They also included information about monkeypox in the notice, citing the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention as saying that “monkeypox can be spread through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact.”

The type of contact includes direct contact with the rash and scabs of someone infected with it, along with contact with their saliva, snot or mucus, and areas around genitals.

“The risk is considered low of getting Mpox from touching objects, fabrics and surfaces that have been used by someone with Mpox and not disinfected, such as clothing and furniture,” the notice said.

Symptoms of monkeypox include blister-like rash, congestion, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, fever and swollen lymph nodes, according to the CDC.

JCPS said anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their school and healthcare provider and stay home.

“The health, safety and well-being of our school community remains our top priority,” the letter said. “We are closely monitoring this situation and will update you if further steps are needed.”

Those who have questions or need to report a positive case of Mpox can call JCPS Health Services at 502-485-3387.

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