Warren County Public schools will continue with a hybrid schedule of classes through the end of the calendar year.
The decision is based, in part, on the state’s new system that tracks the number of coronavirus cases in K-12 schools.
Under the state’s new metric for reopening schools to in-person classes, Warren County is in the Red category, meaning a daily rate of 25 individuals per 100,000 have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear is recommending any county in the Red category postpone all in-person learning until it reaches Yellow status, meaning less than ten confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 individuals.
A statement from Superintendent Rob Clayton says the school system has no information that suggests any student-to-student spread of the virus has occurred within the schools. He has decided to continue with a hybrid schedule through December 18 when the district breaks for the holidays.
"Operating a hybrid schedule enables us to sustain social distancing in our classrooms, which not only minimizes the spread of the virus, but limits the number of students being quarantined due to a potential exposure," Clayton said in the statement.
Students are currently attending in-person classes two days a week on an alternating basis and learning from home three days a week. Students also have the option of all-virtual instruction.
The Warren County school system has about 18,000 students and 2,5000 employees. The district has had 42 confirmed cases of the virus since school resumed August 24.