Greenup County health teacher dies from COVID-19, schools closed rest of week

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Greenup County Public Schools are closed the rest of this week as the number of COVID-19 cases rise among students and teachers, which includes the coronavirus-related death of a teacher and coach at the high school, according to a Facebook post from the superintendent.

49-year old Jamie Kennedy, a health teacher and assistant football coach at Greenup County High School, died Wednesday from COVID-19.  He previously coached football at Johnson Central High School in Paintsville.

Counselors and mental health providers will be at Greenup County High School over the next two days to help students and staff deal with Kennedy’s death, according to the school district.

Superintendent Traysea Moresea says Greenup County Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday (Aug. 26-27) with no virtual instruction.  The days will be added to the end of the school year calendar.  The schools will be cleaned and sanitized.  A letter was sent to school families.

 

 

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