Enterprise City Schools Superintendent Greg Faught gave his weekly update on COVID-19 inside the school system on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Faught confirmed on Thursday, Oct. 15, that 26 students and 20 staff members – with two additional probable cases among the staff – had tested positive in the school system since the beginning of school.
As of Oct. 20, that number has increased to 31 confirmed students and 20 staff members with five probable cases among the staff.
So far in October seven ECS students have tested positive for COVID-19 along with four staff members and five more probable cases among the staff. ECS had 16 students test positive in August and eight that tested positive in September.
Faught emphasized that parents nor students are required to report positive cases to the school or the health department but is urging parents to do so if their child tests positive for the virus. Also, the school system asks for documentation in regards to a parent informing the school that a student has tested positive, to verify it.
“I think it is important for everyone to understand that this information is fluid and we have to verify (the case) when we get a telephone call from parents saying their child is positive,” Faught said. “To my knowledge every parent that has been asked to forward the documentation has done it and they aren’t required to give that information.”
Faught said that as students have returned back from Fall Break – which increases the chances of the positive cases at ECS to rise – that he asks parents to continue to do their best to watch for symptoms in students.
“I just want to ask parents to remain vigilante and encourage their children to take all recommended precautions when away from school,” Faught reiterated.
The Sun will provide updated COVID-19 numbers as they are released.