Woodford schools won’t require masks when classes start next week

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Woodford County Schools will leave the decision up to parents on whether their children should wear masks when schools start Thursday, Aug. 12.

However, the district will require masks on school buses, which follows CDC guidelines.

The rules are among a long list of COVID precautions (woodford school plan) the school district announced Thursday ahead of next week’s opening.

The notes from the school district detail cleaning rules the district intends to follow, social distancing, temperature checks and other screenings, quarantining and other steps for the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

In addition, the district won’t hold any school-wide assemblies or other gatherings.

The district sent the note below to parents and stakeholders:

Parents & Guardians of WCPS Students,

We hope that your summer has been full of restful moments and meaningful time with family and friends.

Woodford County Public Schools teachers and staff are eager to see our students return for the 2021-2022 school year on Thursday, August 12. While we were hopeful this year would begin in a more traditional manner, it is now evident that certain COVID-19 health and safety protocols must remain in place.

Please click here to read the document which explains the current mitigation strategies WCPS will implement for the coming school year. We ask for your continued patience, partnership, and flexibility as we work together to prepare for another phenomenal school year for our students. Should any changes occur to the information provided to you, we will communicate the updated protocols to you as soon as possible.

Thank you, WCPS families!

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