Logan Schools to continue masking protocols
By Paul Mullins, Superintendent, Logan County Schools


Posted on September 14, 2021 9:32 AM



 

This was written in the form of a letter and was addressed to “Logan County Families

On Thursday, Sept. 9, Senate Bill 1 became law in Kentucky allowing school districts to make the local decision regarding masking in schools. Based on local and regional health data and current recommendations from the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the Barren River Health Department, we will continue to implement current masking protocols.

Universal masking assists with our district goal of keeping students and staff safe while also providing in-person instruction with the least amount of disruption this school year. Wearing masks in school buildings and on school buses—along with our other mitigation measures of sanitization, social distancing, contact tracing, and quarantining—help our district maintain safe in-person instruction.

We are currently exploring several options to safely reduce quarantines in our schools. Any changes will be reviewed with the Barren River Health Department. If there is a change to the quarantine guidelines for our students, families will be notified.

We are also working to identify metrics that would help determine when we could safely remove the mask requirement. We will seek approval from public health officials with any proposed changes.

All Healthy at School documents for Logan County Schools, including the COVID-19 School Operations Plan, are posted on the district website.

We appreciate your continued support and understanding as we work toward a consistent, safe, in-person school year for our students and staff.




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