COVID-19 Update, 1-12-22

Team Kenton and our extended family,

As I stated yesterday, our state, region, county, and school district continues to deal with the current surge of COVID-19.  We have shared that we continually review data to make informed decisions regarding COVID-19 and I am sharing more information today as our positive cases entered in our district dashboard doubled from yesterday.  While our vaccination rates remain comparably very solid, the contact tracing, quarantines and synchronous learning that is a direct result from these positive cases is having a significant impact on our ability to have “effective” in-person learning.  As I stated when we recommended masks optional, we would only return to universal masking in order to protect “effective” in-person learning. 

The significant doubling of our positive cases reported in our district dashboard from yesterday and the impending trend they represent is very concerning and has a direct impact on our ability to have “effective” in-person learning.  As a result, I am making the following recommendations, which is pending board approval. 

Recommended:  Exposure/Isolation Guidelines 1/12/2022

Lastly, we extend a very special thank you to our incredible staff as we continue to strive for excellent teaching and learning during a very difficult situation. We also say a very special thank you to our TEAM KENTON family for everyone’s continued support, understanding and patience as we navigate COVID-19.  Hopefully, this surge will be over soon and we will continue to monitor data to make informed decisions.

 

Henry Webb,

Superintendent

Kenton County Schools





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