In a similar move to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that the state's schools will not reopen to in-person education for the rest of the academic year. Students K-12 will continue remote learning.
“Every health care professional has advised us that this is the right course of action to take,” Beshear said during his COVID-19 press briefing on Monday, April 20.
He said Kentucky schools will continue their approach to non-traditional instruction and will continue food service for students who need it.
He also added he understood that this is difficult for many students, especially seniors, who are missing out on important milestones.
“I know for many this is hard. We have seniors that were looking forward to an in-person graduation and a prom. I’ve got a son who’s graduating from elementary school and we have every student out there who has lost this time to be able to be with their classmates and there for in-person instruction,” Beshear said.
“It’s not fair, it’s not. But a worldwide pandemic has hit us and those of you who are missing out on these opportunities, we need your help and we need your sacrifice. Ultimately, the experience you are losing is hard, but your willingness to do it is going to help us save lives.”