More than 3,300 Kentuckians have died from the virus since it was first reported in the state.
Search / 16 results found Showing: 1-10 of 16
As of Wednesday, 1,678 Kentuckians were hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the governor.
As of Saturday, 1,602 Kentuckians were hospitalized with COVID-19, the governor said, while 410 were being treated for the virus in intensive care units.
Teachers and school employees at Ballard County Schools, Warren County Public Schools, Bowling Green Independent School District, Taylor County Schools and Campbellsville Independent Schools have been offered COVID-19 vaccines as of Tuesday, according to the Kentucky Department of Education.
They will go to students, teachers and staff.
“Our goal is to have a transparency at the state level and at the local level that protects the individual students’ health information and identity but can give parents the information that they deserve,” Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.
Dr. Connie White, the agency’s deputy commissioner, said based on recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kentucky students who either test positive for COVID-19 or have temperatures above 100.4 degrees must be without fevers for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicine rather than 72 hours.
JCPS and other school districts will need to enact various pieces of public health guidance during the 2020-21 school year, such as enforcing social distancing and requiring students to wear masks when needed.
Gov. Andy Beshear will present public health guidance on reopening schools during a news conference Wednesday, said Kevin Brown, interim education commissioner.
All JBS employees get their temperatures taken before entering a facility and are required to wear face masks at all times when on company property.