Meade County Schools’ Superintendent Mark Martin took to Facebook on Nov. 23 to provide the community with a video update about the district’s COVID-19 plan.
In the video, Martin said that, out of 5,000 students and close to 750 employees, the district has seen 34 students and 7 employees test positive for COVID-19 in the last 20 instructional days from Oct. 21 through Nov. 22. He said this positions the district to adjust their COVID-19 plan and make masks optional.
Per the CDC mandate, masks will still be required on the bus. Martin said that, if and when that mandate is lifted, the district will communicate with families.
“Our goal is to phase masking one time,” said Martin, “but we’re going to continue to monitor the pandemic, and if needed, we will return to required masking only if absolutely necessary.”