Metcalfe County Schools Responds to Coronavirus
EDMONTON, Ky. (March 9, 2020) – The Metcalfe County School District continues to monitor the ongoing developments and statewide response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are in contact with the local health department and our partners at TJ Regional Health, the employer of our nurses and APRN.
While we don’t anticipate it at this time, should the need arise for an extended closure of schools, district personnel are working on plans that would continue educational services. In the meantime, our custodial staff is working diligently to make sure schools and buses are sanitized multiple times daily. In addition to soap and water, students and staff also have access to wall-mounted hand sanitizers in each school. We encourage all students and community members to practice good hygiene by assuring the following:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
We appreciate the communication from the Kentucky Department of Education and the governor’s office. All state offices are to be commended for providing current and relevant information to school districts. Additional resources can be found at:
We will remain vigilant in our monitoring of the situation and will communicate with parents and other parties as the need arises.