Coronavirus (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions
We are aware of the concern among our families and the community regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Our goal is always to keep parents and families informed and up to date with information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does McCracken County Schools have a plan in place to respond to a coronavirus outbreak?
A: Yes. McCracken County Schools has been in contact with local health officials from the Purchase District Health Department. We have also worked closely with the Kentucky Department of Education and our surrounding school districts to ensure we are sharing information and all available resources.
Q. How can I prevent the spread of coronavirus or other viruses?
A: The Center for Disease Control has several online resources available for businesses, schools, and individuals. Below are links that may be beneficial to your families:
CDC Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What sanitation practices are being implemented in McCracken County Schools?
A: The district uses electrostatic sprayers to help deliver disinfectant to areas that could be missed by regular cleaning. We will continue to follow all CDC guidelines in our cleaning process.
Q. Will McCracken County Schools consider closing schools if there is a coronavirus outbreak
A. Safety is our top priority, and we will continue to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure our students and faculty are safe. Closing our schools is a possible option for minimizing the spread of coronavirus or any other virus within our school community. At this time, we do not anticipate any closure; however, this could change as more information becomes available, including the number of confirmed cases in the United States.
Q. If schools are closed, how will McCracken County Schools make up the missed school days?
A: Days will not have to be made up in May/June. Instead, the Kentucky Department of Education has approved the district for Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days. Several Kentucky school districts currently use this method of instruction for snow days. It allows students to be considered present and work on instructional content even if they are not in a school building. Although NTI does not replace the rigor of coursework from classroom instruction time, it allows the opportunity for students to complete school work and be accounted for as a day in school.
Q: What about athletics?
A: The KHSAA has placed all school athletics under a dead period at this time. That information can be found on the KHSAA website. There is to be no team practices and school facilities are not to be used.