Superintendent Danny Adkins announces that all Floyd County Schools will be virtual from 10-26 to 10-30-20.
Adkins comments, “Due to Floyd County being identified as a red county by the Floyd County Health Department, schools will be moving to all virtual instruction for next week, October 26 through the 30th. We will reevaluate and make another announcement next Friday about the status of instruction the following week. This decision will also be based on whether we are identified as still being a red county or not.”
Based on the Healthy at School guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department of Public, all counties are color coded as green, yellow, orange or red based on the average daily cases for a 7 day period. Green means On Track, with less than 1 case per 100,000. Yellow means Community Spread with 1 to 10 positive cases per 100,000. Orange status is Accelerated and means that there are 10 to 25 positive cases per 100,000. Red status is Critical and means that there are 25 or more positive cases per 100,000.
Adkins says, “When the county is deemed to be red, all instruction is virtual and extracurricular activities are suspended. This has been determined by health officials to be the best route to reducing the spread and protecting our students, staff and community. We have been and will continue to work closely with the Floyd County Health Department and are always working together to make the best possible decision for our Floyd County family.
Adkins comments on athletics saying, “As we are at the Critical level of the COVID-19 categories determined by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department of Public Health, we have made the following decisions using guidelines provided by the state:
- All elementary and middle school athletics (games and practices) are suspended and will be reevaluated as we receive new information.
- Contests/games that fall under KHSAA postseason jurisdiction will proceed.
- High School games scheduled for (Friday night) and this weekend will be played.
- Follow KHSAA Healthy at Sports guidance which allows practice, but no games or game-like simulations for teams not already in postseason play.
- Reschedule regular season contests planned for next week, when possible.
- Review the data again on Thursday evening and make another determination about athletics next Friday morning.
Adkins concludes. “The health and well being of our students, staff and community is our first priority. We know that this has been very difficult for everyone and we truly wish we could wave a magic wand and go back to our old normal. But we can't. That’s why we are trying to have our schools and activities as open as possible and as safe as possible as we let parents make the best decisions for their children about whether to do in-person or virtual instruction but sometimes we are going to simply have to go virtual.”
In conclusion, Adkins says, “We need you more than ever to follow CDC Guidelines and help reduce the spread. Let's all try to do better with wearing our masks, washing our hands and socially distancing. We ask for your support and your patience, and please join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to all those who have tested positive or are in quarantine because of an exposure.”