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**UPDATE** OC Schools amends 2021/2022 re-opening procedures

In Education, Local, News by OC Monitor Staff

**UPDATE** HARTFORD, Ky. (8/10/21 – 6:30 p.m.) — Today, Governor Andy Beshear issued an executive order in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant and recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. As part of the executive order, Gov. Beshear required the following:

  • All individuals – all teachers, staff, students and visitors – must cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when indoors in all public and private preschool, Head Start, elementary, middle and high schools (preschool through grade 12) in Kentucky, including but not limited to inside of vehicles used for transportation such as school buses, regardless of vaccination status; and
  • All staff, visitors and children ages 2 and older who are able to wear a face-covering must cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when indoors in all child care settings in Kentucky, regardless of vaccination status.

Gov. Beshear’s executive order also includes exemptions which can be found here.

To read the press release issued by the Governor’s Office about the governor’s COVID-19 update, click here.

To view a PDF of Ohio County Public Schools’ updated re-opening letter, see below

**UPDATE** HARTFORD, Ky. (8/10/21 – 10 a.m.)— Ohio County Public Schools has updated its re-opening procedures for the 2021/2022 school year. OC Schools made the announcement Monday on its Facebook page.

There were two updates to the procedures, the first, masks are required to be worn on school buses per order of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Buses will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the week.

The other update is masks will be required for students attending vocational school, also known as the area technology center. OC Schools made it known that the vocational school was a state-operated facility, not a district-operated facility.

Ohio County Schools will open tomorrow, Aug. 11, 2021.

To view a PDF of the schools’ updated re-opening letter, click here.

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