COVID-19 information from the Kenton County School District

Last Updated: 9/22/2021 6:23 PM

Per Kentucky Regulatory Statue (KRS) 158.160 parents and guardians are obligated to notify the student’s school if the student has a medical condition that threatens the safety of the student or others in the school.  This KRS has been effective since 2005, but at this time we would like to remind our families of the importance in reporting positive COVID-19 tests results.  Reporting to schools should occur regardless of the instructional method of your student. Additionally 902 KAR 2:220E State of Emergency states the individual responsible for a student shall notify the student’s school within twenty-four (24) hours following the positive diagnosis of the virus that causes COVID-19. 


Important Information:

UPDATE 9/10/21

Local decision matrix


Test to Stay Program information

Test to Stay Program: The Kenton County School District has collaborated with Ethos Laboratories (Newport, KY) to create a COVID-19 testing program.  This is a completely voluntary program that is supported by the state, so there is no cost to you or the school district.

  • Participation in this program will help us achieve our goals of keeping our kids, staff, families and community safe and our kids in in-person learning. 

    • All individuals meeting the Test to Stay criteria and  considered to be exposed will be able to enroll in the test to stay program

    • Individuals following the Test to Stay protocol who test negative will be able to remain in school and participate in any activities that are an extension of the school day to include Co/Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Instructions and links to enroll in the program are located here Ethos registration

  • You will have the ability to unenroll from the program at any time 

  • Click here for more information on Test to Stay criteria/protocol




Release 8/12/21  (statement regarding Kentucky Board of Education Emergency Regulation 702 KAR 1:195E, Face Covering in School Facilities.)

Release 8/10/21 (statement regarding Gov. Beshear's mask mandate)

Release 5/3/21 (Instructional Models for the 2021-22 school year)

Additional Information

District Resources and Information:


COVID-19 Staff/Student Questionnaire (this form is for staff/students who report a positive COVID-19 test or was in contact with someone who was positive)

2021-22 COVID-19 Dashboard (tracks positive cases and quarantines at all schools and local zip codes)

2021-22 Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction



KCSD Resources for Technology

Virtual Learning Program Information

Northern Kentucky Health Department



State Resources and Information:

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

COVID-19 Information from the Kentucky Department of Education

Talking with kids about COVID-19: A parent resource

KHSAA Healthy at Sports Documentation