Two more employees with Las Cruces Public Schools tested positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday, according to district officials. These cases bring the total number of LCPS employees who have tested positive to 14.
The employees are assigned to Highland Elementary and Mesilla Elementary. Staff at both schools were notified, and contact tracing is being conducted. Any employees determined to have been in contact with the affected employees will be notified.
The employee at Highland had not been in the building since Sept. 11, and the staffer at Mesilla had not been in that building since Sept. 10. Because two weeks has lapsed, the schools will not be closed and will not undergo deep sanitation. Cleaning protocols at LCPS allow for sanitation when an employee known to be infected with the virus has been inside a building within two weeks. Daily disinfection practices are still in place.