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Governor issues new public health guidance for schools

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The Governor announced new public health guidance for Kentucky schools. He said there would be no change in the way the incidence rate will be calculated for each county; instead, the recommendations and requirements for each color-coded zone from the Kentucky Department for Public Health are changing in the following ways:

  1. Adjustments of red/orange county recommendations.
  2. Every school must provide a meaningful virtual option that cannot negatively impact virtual students’ GPA, class rank or any other educational opportunity or recognition.
  3. Schools must accommodate all educators and employees who fall into a high-risk category with a virtual option.
  4. Healthy at School guidelines will be mandatory starting on Jan. 4, 2021.
  5. KDPH recommends returning to in-person learning no sooner than Jan. 11, 2021.
  6. Continue daily reporting.

KY Public Health Graph.


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