State Officials Announce Standards For Re-Opening Schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have offered health standards for schools reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance revealed Wednesday includes having students wear masks and keeping their distance from one another. Interim state Education Commissioner Kevin Brown says the guidance is aimed at keeping schools open while protecting students, staff and communities. Brown says when students are moving, they need to wear masks. The state set a 6-foot social distancing requirement in classrooms but will allow exceptions. Brown says when students are seated closer than that, mask wearing will be required.