Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) has been following and will continue to follow the guidance of state and Louisville public health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. This web page is designed to keep you up-to-date on all of the data, recommendations, and other information JCPS is receiving regarding COVID-19 cases in our community, vaccinations for school personnel, and guidelines for returning to classrooms.
Vaccinations for JCPS Employees
The clearest path for JCPS teachers and students to safely return to the classroom may rest with our community’s ability to vaccinate school-based employees and bus drivers. On December 28th, Governor Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky educators would be included in the next round of vaccinations, called Phase 1b. JCPS educators will start receiving the first of two vaccine shots on Friday, January 22. Read the governor’s news release here.
The state of Kentucky has a web page dedicated to information about the COVID-19 vaccines, their safety, and effectiveness as well as up-to-date data on the number of Kentuckians who have been vaccinated so far.
Guidance for in-person learning released
In December, Governor Beshear, Kentucky public health officials, and the Kentucky Department of Education released a color-coded chart (below) with guidance for school districts to return to in-person classes. The guidance is based on the number of COVID-19 cases within a school district's community. Jefferson County is currently in the "red" column with Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) continuing for our 96,000 students.
COVID-19 Dashboard for JCPS, Jefferson County and Kentucky