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Kentucky Department of Education releases new guidance on Senate Bill 1

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released a new guidance document on Sept. 20 to support schools and districts as they implement Senate Bill 1 (SB1), which was passed on Sept. 9 during the General Assembly’s recent special session.

Senate Bill 1 bringing significant changes to school operations this academic...

The General Assembly wrapped up a three-day special session on Sept. 9, with Senate Bill 1 including a number of provisions that will significantly affect the way schools operate for the remainder of the school year.

KDE releases new guidance document on face coverings in school facilities

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released a new guidance document, Non-regulatory Guidance: Face Coverings, which elaborates upon the regulation issued by the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) that requires the use of face coverings in all school facilities across Kentucky. This guidance document is intended to provide support for schools and districts as they work to implement the new requirements.

KBE approves emergency mask regulation to mitigate COVID-19 spread in schools

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved an emergency regulation on Aug. 12 to require all individuals inside public school facilities to wear a face covering. The move came at an emergency meeting in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant.

Kentucky Department for Public Health releases updated guidance for schools on...

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) released new guidance on July 28 for schools on recommended masking guidelines ahead of the 2021-2022 school year.

Governor requires face coverings in all executive branch buildings

As part of the continuing COVID-19 “Healthy at Work” initiative, the Commonwealth of Kentucky remains committed to limiting the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring the health and safety of our state employees and visitors.

Governor urges Kentucky school leaders to prioritize in-person learning ahead of...

Gov. Andy Beshear unveiled new masking recommendations for the state’s K-12 schools in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant during a July 26 media briefing.

Kentucky school nurses get more details on COVID-19 contact tracing and...

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.

Face masks available for school districts

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is pleased to announce that the Department for Public Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS DPH), in conjunction with Kentucky Emergency Management and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, is making adult and youth size face coverings available to all school districts.

Kentucky superintendents share school reopening advice, get revised metric for holding...

Participants in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Sept. 29 Special Superintendents’ Webcast heard from leaders of four school districts on how reopening to in-person instruction amid the pandemic has gone so far, and from state officials about updates to the color-coded metric used to determine whether to hold in-person classes.