A fourth Fairacres Elementary School employee tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday. The school has been closed since Aug. 28 when two other employees tested positive following an initial case earlier in the month. 

Las Cruces Public Schools administration notified school staff of Thursday’s news, although no one has been in the building since last Friday’s closure. A deep sanitation of the school took place on Tuesday

Following district protocol and guidance from the CDC, the New Mexico Department of Health and the Public Education Department, the building will remain closed until Tuesday, Sept. 15. Remote learning under the district’s Red Plan will continue during that time. 

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-Kelly Jameson, Public Information Officer, 575-527-5811, kjameson@lcps.net