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The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Department for Public Health updated the "COVID-19 Guidance for Schools: Operating Schools After Vaccination" on Feb. 11 in response to newly released guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Health and education officials from around the state told school nurses that collaboration between schools and local health authorities is essential to the success of contact tracing. Tracing the contacts of anyone infected with COVID-19 is a vital tool in controlling the disease’s spread.
A system of contact tracers should be deployed in almost every local health department in Kentucky by the end of July, according to Mark Carter, executive adviser to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) joined Kentucky’s 172 superintendents to offer guidance on reopening school buildings in the fall.
To honor the perseverance of our seniors, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has produced “Kentucky’s Tribute to the Class of 2020,” a one-hour program that will be streamed on the department’s special YouTube channel at 7 p.m. ET this Saturday, May 23.
In a May 21 call with Kentucky’s 172 superintendents, Gov. Andy Beshear and Mark Carter – who was recently appointed as executive adviser leading the contact tracing – spoke of the importance of accurate and efficient contact tracing as a way to manage the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.