Kentucky CPE President Urges Student Responsibility Regarding COVID-19

By STU JOHNSON The president of Kentucky’s higher education governing organization is asking students across the Commonwealth to consider their responsibilities regarding the spread of coronavirus.  All but one of Kentucky’s primary public universities began class Monday. Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson began his message by saying as the fall semester kicks off,…

Campus Move In Raises Concerns About Virus Spread

BY CRYSTAL SICARD | KENTUCKY LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky completed its first week of students moving back on campus. With many families helping their students move into their dorms, there is some concern they may be spreading the virus without even knowing. According to the UK COVID-19 Testing Result website, as of Wednesday, August 12, 14,129 students…

Public health officials explain data, calling it imperfect but useful, and defend school decision

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News A legislative committee meeting to review how the state collects and reports coronavirus data shifted quickly last week to Republicans’ questions about Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendation to delay in-person schooling until Sept. 28, and his general handling of the pandemic. “We don’t close our schools down for influenza,…