Woodford County schools no longer tracing contacts in response to encouraging update

VERSAILLES, Ky. (FOX 56) – Recent news has had the Woodford County Yellow Jackets buzzing with excitement. Contact tracing was something that has become part of everyday school life over time, until now.

Compared to the general public, the transmission rate of COVID-19 is lower in schools, leading the district to move away from contact tracing, for the most part, effective immediately.

District Assistant Superintendent Garet Wells credits this step in the right direction to the students, faculty and staff who are so diligently following health guidelines.

“As long as we continue to work together as a community, as a school district and follow the advice of our public health officials. The sooner we can all do it, the better off we will all be and the sooner we can be behind us,” Wells said.

Additionally, the Woodford County Health Department released the COVID-19 case and contact interview questionnaire. Due to the volume of reported cases, this questionnaire will help you determine the CDC’s recommended dates for isolation periods.

Participants will be asked if the interview is about a positive case or close contact with a positive case, you will also be asked for general information such as your current address or employment.

This is considered an excellent resource for schools in Woodford County. Wells urges families to take advantage of this resource. He said the number of cases in this school district has dropped and if families use this resource, things will get even better from here.

“We have shared what the Woodford County Health Department has released regarding the different statuses. If this is where exposure can occur whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated, the health department released it recently and we also shared it with our audience so they can read this and understand all the different nuances of the new guidelines,” Wells said. .

To answer the questionnaire, follow this link. All responses are 100% confidential.