The Kentucky Department for Public Health issued yesterday it’s highly anticipated guidance for schools and school’s districts on how to safely reopen for the upcoming school year amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
WJRS NEWS obtained last night a copy of the 25-page document, “Safety Expectations and Best Practices Guidelines for Kentucky Schools”. The guidelines cover multiple areas, such as mask-wearing, social distancing, health screening and sanitation. State officials emphasized that all decisions regarding schools re-opening and procedures and safeguards to be followed are made at the local school district level.
Russell County School Superintendent Michael Ford has been very involved with state officials in forming the guidelines. Ford say he, his staff, and school board members will begin sorting thru the various recommendations from the state department of health and will begin putting together a plan very soon for the re-opening of Russell County schools on August 26th