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Covington Independent Public Schools remain remote until January

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Posted at 5:43 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 05:58:33-05

COVINGTON, Ky. — Officials with Covington Independent Public Schools sent out a letter Friday morning which said the school district would remain learning remotely until the end of winter break on Jan. 4.

"We know students learn best when they are in school," Superintendent Alvin Garrison said in the letter. "But the rapid spread and spike in coronavirus cases has led district leaders to conclude that Covington must delay further in-person instruction."

The letter said several factors went into this decision, including the rising number of students and staff quarantining as well as guidance from the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

"This decision also provides consistency and predictability for our students and families, as well as our staff members," Garrison said.

Schools will communicate to parents of students if there is any change in remote learning in the next few days, the letter continues.

"We are making the most informed decision with the information we have at hand," Garrison said. "We know that COVID-19 is unpredictable... the health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority."