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Diocese of Covington schools to resume in-person learning Aug. 17

Posted at 1:20 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 13:21:00-04

COVINGTON, Ky. — Diocese of Covington schools will resume in-person learning the week of Aug. 17, the diocese announced Wednesday.

The decision comes on the heels of Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendation for schools to delay in-person learning until Sept. 28.

Diocese officials made the decision after consulting with the Kentucky bishops of Lexington, Louisville and Owensboro and receiving input from the community.

Bishop Roger Foys and Superintendent Mike Clines sent the following in a letter to Catholic school leaders:

“As we move forward, we thank our parents for their support. The health of our schools will depend in large part on the health of each individual student. We are depending on our parents to monitor their child’s health every day and to keep their child home when they are sick.”

Schools have created various models for learning, including an at-home option, diocese officials said.

Officials will re-evaluate the week of Sept. 6.

Parents are expected to adhere to the “COVID-19 Return to School Requirements,” which include wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, maintaining social distancing and eliminating unnecessary travel.