DCPS continuing regular schedule, monitoring Covid-19 updates

March 11, 2020 | 5:09 pm

Updated March 23, 2020 | 3:47 pm

Daviess County Public Schools and Owensboro Catholic Schools are continuing with their regular schedule while they monitor Covid-19 updates.

DCPS released this info to Owensboro Times:

“The DCPS team participated in a conversation with representatives from the Green River District Health Department and Owensboro Health earlier today.

We also were part of a conference call initiated by Gov. Andy Beshear with school superintendents. As of this time, there are no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in our region.

We are continuing with our regular schedule while simultaneously monitoring the most recent updates and recommendations from local, state and national health agencies.”

OCS announced they would follow the decisions made by DCPS. They released the following statement:

Owensboro Catholic Schools met this morning with other local school systems, Owensboro Health, Brescia University, the Daviess County Health Department and others to learn more about COVID-19 (aka – Coronavirus).

As always, the safety of your children is important. We are fogging each building weekly with a disinfecting mist and have been doing so since January when the flu first spiked.

Our educational efforts have increased to remind students about proper hand washing, coughing into your elbow or tissue/handkerchief, and not touching your face. Please reinforce these at home.

We have been reviewing and implementing the Diocesan plan for pandemic influenza, all while using best practices from the Centers for Disease Control. We will continue to monitor this very closely and make adjustments as necessary, based on recommendations of the experts in the field.

Please note: We are working on plans in case schools are closed for an extended period of time. Remember, we will follow the decisions made by Daviess County Public Schools. All decisions are being made with the latest and best information available.


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The Owensboro Health coronavirus hotline is available 24/7 by calling 877-888-6647. Call the hotline before seeking in-person care. More information from OH can be found here.

For the latest information and data on COVID-19 in Kentucky visit kycovid19.ky.gov or dial the Kentucky state hotline at 800-722-5725.

For the latest health guidelines and resources from the CDC, visit their website here.

March 11, 2020 | 5:09 pm

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