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Kenton County Schools employee tests positive for COVID-19

District: 'Very limited number of people' impacted
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Posted at 11:15 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 23:15:16-04

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FT. WRIGHT, Ky. -- An employee in the Kenton County School District recently tested positive for the coronavirus, the school system announced Thursday.

The district is currently working with the Northern Kentucky Health Department to identify people who may have been exposed.

"There is a very limited number of people this will impact and the district is in the process of notifying them individually," read a statement Thursday from Superintendent Henry Webb.

Kenton County closed classrooms and switched to online learning earlier this month as Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recommended all K-12 schools close between March 16-27.

The district has 14,622 enrolled students and 1,700 employees at its 18 schools.

On Thursday, Northern Kentucky Health announced that there are currently 19 positive cases of coronavirus in the region, including 12 cases in Kenton County, four in Boone County and three in Campbell County.