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Ky Governor suggests statewide school shutdown amid virus concern, local districts considering it

From WRIL -

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear held a conference call with school superintendents of 172 districts in regard to closing during his declared State of Emergency.

This was done in accordance with health department guidelines out of an abundance of caution and to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A closure window of twenty days was discussed during the meeting which could affect 1,500 schools and close to 650,000 students.

While the governor has yet to take the steps to make this a mandatory closure, WRIL has been in contact with some of those superintendents in our immediate listening area who are in the process of preparing to comply with the Governor’s recommendation.

Some schools already have NTI programs in place, others are taking steps to implement them. Any possible schedule changes are expected to be announced soon and we will announce them in conjunction with the information being released by each school system.

The schools are being instructed to seek guidance from local and state health departments in a continuing effort to keep students, faculty, and staff safe during this time.

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