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COVID-19 Information and Updates



July 29, 2021


Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf
Expectations to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
2021-2022 School Year

These requirements and recommendations are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements and recommendations from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH).

  • Masking is required for all individuals while indoors.
  • In accordance with CDC requirements, all staff and students must wear masks while on school buses or in school vehicles.
  • All persons on the school campus must maintain social distancing of at least three feet to the extent possible.
  • Students required to isolate or quarantine, as directed by the local health department, due to a positive COVID-19 test or exposure to COVID-19 will receive virtual instruction during the quarantine period.
  • Staff will continue to teach and reinforce proper handwashing.
  • Students and staff should stay home if they have a fever and/or any symptoms of COVID-19 including:
    • Fever or feeling feverish
    • New cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches or body aches
    • Vomiting or diarrhea
    • New loss of taste or smell
  • Schools will continue enhanced cleaning efforts daily.

Parents will be provided the option to attend school meetings in-person on the school campus or through a virtual format; however, the option for in-person meetings could change based on updated COVID-19 data and the local health department’s recommendations.