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Kentucky K-12 COVID-19 Dashboard Shows Nearly 2,000 Students in Quarantine

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As COVID-19 continues to increase across Kentucky, the state K-12 dashboard asks schools to self-report student and staff cases, as well as the number quarantined.

The online resource shows that nearly 2,000 Kentucky students are currently in quarantine. 

The K-12 COVID-19 Dashboard weekly update also shows new cases statewide include 393 students and 189 staff. 

As for those in quarantine, the weekly update shows 1,976 students and 347 staff.  

The dashboard went live Sept. 29, with school districts asked to post daily COVID updates on the site.  

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman last week thanked more than 1,500 schools for posting their COVID-19 data, but she said that’s not enough.

“We have over 200 schools in Kentucky that have failed to provide this vital public health information to their communities even one day over the last two weeks. That is unacceptable and it’s irresponsible," Coleman said during the governor's Oct. 13 COVID-19 update on Facebook Live. "It jeopardizes the health of your students, your school staff, their families and your community.”

Coleman said there are 1,732 Kentucky schools in the K-12 COVID-19 Dashboard database.

Families can find K-12 COVID-19 data by county, school district and individual schools at kyCOVID19.ky.gov.

Rhonda Miller joined WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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