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Revised COVID-19 procedures based on latest state guidance

Superintendent Demetrus Liggins shared a Jan. 14 message with families and employees about the revisions to our district's COVID-19 procedures, which are based on the latest guidance from the state.

Dear Fayette County Public Schools Families:

We all play a role in protecting the health, safety, and well-being of the students, employees, and families that together comprise our school communities. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do to support the consistent implementation of FCPS COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures in our building.

As I mentioned in my message earlier this week, the Kentucky Department for Public Health issued new guidance for K-12 school operations for in-person learning on Monday, January 10, 2022. Our team has worked around the clock since then to appropriately amend our FCPS procedures.

Superintendent Demetrus Liggins spoke to the media about the revised COVID-19 procedures.Since the beginning of the pandemic 22 months ago, Fayette County Public Schools has consistently followed state-issued guidance – moving to remote learning when advised to do so, implementing mitigation measures as recommended, following reporting mandates, adding or adapting practices as requirements changed, prioritizing vaccinations for employees, phasing in a return to campus, offering testing and vaccination sites at schools, and taking every possible precaution to safeguard the health and safety of students, employees, and families.

In some instances, the new guidelines represent a significant shift in our previous practices. Some of you may be apprehensive about these changes. I hope you will take comfort in the knowledge that aligning our protocols with state recommendations previously has brought us safely through the challenges of the past 22 months. I am confident they continue to be the right path to take during this next phase of the pandemic as well.

Attached to this email is a document outlining our updated COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines and a brief overview of our approach to decisions about shifting to remote learning due to COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns about the information shared, I encourage you to speak with the principal at your child’s school so they can provide clarification and reassurance.

Families are our partners in all that we do, and during the pandemic you have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to work with us to do what’s best for students. I look forward to continuing to work together in the weeks and months to come.

Translations of the Jan. 14 message to families: Spanish letter | Swahili letter | Arabic letter | Chinese letter | Nepali letter | Japanese letter

Translations of the Remote Learning explainer: Spanish - Remote | Swahili - Remote | Arabic - Remote | French - Remote | Chinese - Remote | Nepali - Remote | Japanese - Remote

(Posted Jan. 14, 2022)