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Hopkins Co. students on 2nd day of school

Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 6:28 AM CDT
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HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Students are on day number two at Hopkins County Schools.

The school district has a new superintendent this year with Amy Smith replacing Deanna Ashby.

Hopkins County Schools did make the decision to require masks a few weeks ago. That decision came during a board meeting.

They also made the decision before Governor Andy Beshear came down with his mandate earlier this week.

The Governor and other schools around the Tri-State made those requirements as cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again.

Experts are pointing to the highly contagious delta variant as the cause for the rise in cases.

Smith said if there are any parents still concerned about sending their child back to school this year to contact the district office or their child’s school.

“We are here to support and ease their mind,” Smith said. “Of course, I understand that they have some apprehension or anxiety about it.

Right now, Smith says their goal is to keep kids in the classroom.

She said the district has mitigation strategies in place, like extra masks and hospital grade cleaning resources.

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