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: 11/17/2020 3:35 PM
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

School Nurse Beginning of Year Meeting Recording (August 24, 2020)

School Nurse Beginning of Year 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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