Floyd County Schools says it is in the Red Zone and will continue virtual learning


FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Friday, Floyd County Schools announced it will continue virtual school for the next week.

Superintendent Danny Adkins says the decision is based on the county’s ‘red zone’ identification.

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Red status is a critical state of community spread of COVID-19, per Kentucky’s COVID-19 website. Statistically, red indicates there are 25 or more positive cases per 100,000.

Adkins said it will follow KDE and KHSAA guidelines for athletics:

  • All elementary and middle school athletics (games and practices) are suspended and will be reevaluated as we receive new information.
  • Contests/games that fall under KHSAA postseason jurisdiction will proceed.
  • High school games scheduled for (Friday night) and this weekend will be played.
  • Follow KHSAA Healthy at Sports guidance which allows practie, but no games or game-like simulations for teams not already in postseason play.
  • Reschedule regular season contests planned for next week, when possible.
  • Review the data again on Thursday evening and make another determination about athletics next Friday morning.

“Please help us get Floyd County out of the most critical category of red. Let’s work together through the challenges this pandemic brings and focus on keeping our Floyd County family safe and healthy. Let’s all wear our masks, wash our hands, limit contacts to as few as possible and practice social distancing,” Supt. Adkins said.

As a reminder Nov. 3 Floyd county has no school because of Election Day.