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Covington plans for school closures

Dear Covington Families:

Covington Independent Public Schools is committed to keeping you up to date on any developments related to COVID-19.  We remain in contact with state and local officials regarding the coronavirus.    To stop the further spread of the coronavirus, Governor Beshear on Wednesday advised all Kentucky superintendents to be prepared to close schools on short notice, specifically within 72 hours of his call.  Our schools will remain open until we are advised to close by state officials and/or the local health department.

If the governor should make such an announcement, the district will notify staff and parents immediately of next steps for our district via letter, one call and social media.

Please note, in the event that schools close, we have prepared action plans to provide required                       grade-appropriate educational activities for students.  In addition, our Nutrition Department is coordinating with community partners to continue to feed our students. More details will follow if a closure should occur.
Parents should also know that we are following the governor’s guidance to suspend all non-essential travel. With that said all school field trips have been canceled until further notice.

In the meantime, please continue the following to protect yourself and your family:

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Do not share food, drinks or eating/drinking utensils.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We will keep staff, families and community updated as we get more information. We most certainly thank you for your continued support during this important time.

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James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center  |  1124 Scott Boulevard  |  Covington, KY 41011
Phone:859.292-5895  |  Fax:859.292.5956