In order for the Kentucky Department of Public Health to provide clear guidance to the Kentucky Department of Education and local schools on the return to in person instructional methods, the Kentucky Department for Public Health needs adequate and timely data on the spread of COVID-19 in the school setting. Franklin County Schools is required to report all positive COVID-19 cases and those under quarantine, which will allow the KDPH and KDE to make informed decisions when changes in instructional style need to be implemented to protect the health of students and school personnel.
Per Kentucky Regulatory Statue (KRS) 158.160 parents and guardians are obligated to notify the student’s school if the student has a medical condition that threatens the safety of the student or others in the school. This KRS has been effective since 2005, but at this time we would like to remind our families of the importance in reporting positive COVID-19 tests results. Reporting to schools should occur regardless of the instructional method of your student. Additionally 902 KAR 2:220E State of Emergency states the individual responsible for a student shall notify the student’s school within twenty-four (24) hours following the positive diagnosis of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Please complete the linked form for any student/staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been required to quarantine because of COVID-19.
You may also call (502)209-6788 to report positive COVID-19 cases or quarantine due to school exposure. This is a voicemail system only.