Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Learn what precautions you can take about the coronavirus.

Call the KY Department for Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at (800) 722-5725 or visit its COVID-19 webpage.

More information also is available on KDE’s COVID-19 webpage.

Student Health Services

COVID-19 Resources for Student Health Services

Published: 7/20/2020 10:04 AM
Guidance on Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools(K-12)

COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools- Workplace Health and Safety (July 6, 2020)

Healthy at School Recording (July 1, 2020)

Healthy at School- School Nurse PowerPoint

Additional guidance will be released within the upcoming weeks with addressing frequently asked questions.  

Public Health Resources

Things to know: 
  • Common coronaviruses are a set of seasonal viruses that cause infection in the nose, sinuses, and throat. Common coronaviruses can be detected on routine respiratory panels.

  • There is an outbreak in Wuhan, China, caused by a new type of coronavirus: 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • The outbreak in China quickly spread within the country and some other countries because novel coronavirus is spread the same way as other cold-causing viruses: by person-to-person contact.

  • Symptoms can show up between 2 to 14 days after exposure.

  • Symptoms include fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

News from Kentucky Department of Education

Gov. Andy Beshear Message for Kentucky's Preschool-Aged Children  (March 25, 2020)

Gov. Andy Beshear's Message to Kentucky's Children  (March17, 2020)


Sign language video for hand-washing​


Angie McDonald

Division of District Support

Office of Operations and Finance

300 Sower Blvd. – 4th Floor

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-5279 Ext. 4430​

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