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4th staffer at Las Cruces elementary school tests positive for virus

Fairacres Elementary School in Las Cruces.

UPDATE #2, Sept. 3: A fourth Fairacres Elementary School employee tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, Las Cruces Public Schools officials indicated.

The school building has been closed since Aug. 28 when two other employees tested positive following the first case reported earlier in the month.  

Administrators said no staff has been in the building since the closure took place, and added that a deep cleaning and disinfection of the school occurred earlier this week.

UPDATE, Aug. 28: Fairacres Elementary School in the Las Cruces Public School District was closed to all staff on Friday after two more employees tested positive for the coronavirus, making three confirmed infections in recent days.

Officials said the school building will remain closed for two weeks and staffers will not be allowed to return until Sept. 15.  

According to district administrators, the three infected employees did not have direct contact with any parents or students.

Remote learning for Fairacres students is not impacted and will continue to take place, LCPS indicated.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Aug. 25: LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- A staff member at Fairacres Elementary School has tested positive for the coronavirus, Las Cruces Public Schools officials said Tuesday.

There were limited people in the school because of remote learning that is currently taking place for students across the district.

However, officials indicated three other employees who came in contact with the infected staffer have also been sent home to quarantine as a precaution.

Most of those currently staffing Las Cruces schools are workers in administrative and secretarial roles, officials indicated.

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