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JCPS sends letter to families at 22 schools after employee tests positive for monkeypox

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HE NEEDS TO BE REPORTED IN THE MORNING. ALSO NEW TONIGHT, JOSE BAEZ SENT A LETTER TO PARENTS AT 22 SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT. ADVISING THAT AN EMPLOYEE WHO REGULARLY VISIT THESE SCHOOLS HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR MONKEYPOX. WE ARE ADVISED THAT THE EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN AT ALL OF THESE SCHOOLS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS. The CDC SAYS THE DISEASE NOW REFERRED TO IS IN THE PARKS CAN SPREAD THROUGH CLOSE PERSONAL CONTACT, OFTEN SKIN-TO-SKIN. THE RISK IS CONSIDERED LOW TO ENTER PARKS TOUCHING SHAR

JCPS sends letter to families at 22 schools after employee tests positive for monkeypox

Jefferson County Public Schools sent a letter to families at 22 schools after a school district official tested positive for monkeypox. recently tested positive for monkeypox.JCPS said it is 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 letter home, quoting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who say “monkeypox can be spread by close, person-to-person contact, often skin-to-skin.” of contact would include direct contact with the rash and scabs of someone with it, along with contact with their saliva, snot or mucus and areas around private parts.” The risk is considered low for catching Mpox by touching objects, fabrics and surfaces that have been used by someone with Mpox and not disinfected, such as clothing and furniture,” the letter said. swollen lymph nodes, according to the CDC.JCPS said anyone showing 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 y,” the letter read. “We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide updates if any further measures are required.”

Jefferson County Public Schools sent a letter to families at 22 schools after a school district official tested positive for monkeypox.

In the letter to families, JCPS said the staff member had been to the school building at least once in the past two weeks and had recently tested positive for monkeypox.

JCPS said it is in contact with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Welfare. They did not specify which schools the letter was sent to.

They also included information about monkeypox in the letter home, quoting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who say “monkeypox can be spread by close, person-to-person contact, often skin-to-skin.”

The type of contact would include direct contact with someone’s rash and scabs with it, along with contact with saliva, snot or mucus and areas around the private parts.

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

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

The JCPS said anyone showing 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 read. “We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide updates if further measures are required.”

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

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