Kentucky plans virtual town hall on reopening schools, open to the public

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials plan to hold a virtual town hall on Thursday about reopening schools.

The event will focus on reviewing the major points of the state’s “Healthy at School” guidance, according to statement from the Kentucky Department of Education. It is geared toward state educators and other school support staff but is open to the public, the statement said.

Education and health officials along with Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman will participate in the two-hour virtual town hall on the Kentucky Department of Education media portal.

“Our main goal is to go over the five main areas of the flagship document as well as give a high-level overview of the state-level guidance documents we have issued and how to find them on the KDE COVID-19 website,” said Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown. “We want to communicate with all of our educators and staff about our statewide guidance documents.”