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Perry County Shuts Down In-Person and Virtual Learning Due to COVID-19

A school district in southeastern Kentucky has shut down in-person and virtual learning through the end of November because of the spread of COVID-19. 

Perry County Schools Superintendent Jonathan Jett said in a social media post this week that the continued spike in coronavirus cases has led district leaders to the conclusion that in-person learning isn’t possible for the rest of the month. 

The superintendent said the decision to also shut down virtual classes was made in hopes of adding in-person classes at the end of the academic year in May.

The Perry County School District has nine schools, with district offices based in Hazard. 

Perry County is one of 80 'red counties' in Kentucky where the incidence of  COVID-19 is dangerously high.

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