KENTUCKY (WKYT) – Kentucky schools have begun announcing closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Fayette County Public Schools announced on Thursday they will close Monday, March 16, through April 3.
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Lexington Christian Academy announced they will be closing for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16. They also announced beginning Saturday, March 14 all athletic activities are canceled through Sunday, April 5.
Madison County Schools also announced on they will close Monday, March 16, through the end of spring break on Friday, April 10.
Clark County Schools have also announced they will be closed Monday, March 16 through April 6.
Jessamine County Schools have also announced closing dates. Classes will meet Friday, March 13, but will be closed from Monday, March 16 through the end of their spring break. Officials say classes will resume Monday, April 6.
Scott County Schools have also announced they will be closed beginning Monday, March 16. Classes will still be held Friday, March 13. They hope to return to a normal schedule by April 6.
Paris Independent Schools will close Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.
The Franklin County Schools Superintendent has released a message saying schools will be implementing non-traditional instruction days next week to help stop the spread of the virus. Classes will meet Friday, March 13, but starting Monday, March 16, instructions will be delivered to students at home. Spring break will begin April 6, with students hopefully being able to return to class on Monday, April 13. Teachers will give students NTI work on Friday to cover the 15 days of instruction prior to spring break.
Boyle County Schools announced Thursday they will close for a month due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to a Facebook post, the district will close schools for four weeks from March 16 to April 10.
Anderson County Schools will close Monday, March 16, and will remain closed through Friday, March 27.
Montgomery County Schools are also closing for at least two weeks, beginning Monday, March 16.
Mercer County has also announced they will be closing starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10. There will be no after school extra-curricular events, including sports and club activities.
Lincoln County Schools will also be closed from March 13 to April 10. They will be implenting Non-Traditional Instruction starting March 16 through April 3. All extracurricular activities, including athletics, will be cancelled until further notice. A release says students will return to class on April 13.
Based on the recommendation of Governor Beshear and State Health Care Professionals, Estill County Schools will close beginning on Monday, March 16 and remain closed through spring break.
Garrard County schools will be closed from March 13 until April 10.
Rockcastle County Schools will also close March 16, with students returning to school on Monday, March 30.
Russell County Schools have reported they will be closed from March 16 through March 27.
McCreary County Schools have also announced they will be closing school on March 16. Schools will remain closed through April 10.
In Northern Kentucky, Boone County has decided to cancel normal classes. WXIX reports the Boone County district will move to non-traditional instruction on Monday, March 16 up to Monday, April 10, according to a statement from Superintendent Randy Poe.
Jefferson County public schools will also close Monday, and stay closed until Monday, April 6.
If Kentucky’s state of emergency is lifted before April 20, classes may resume, Poe said.
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