GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Most Scott County public school students are in their fifth straight week of in-person classes. No one is more surprised than Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub.
"A few months ago, I would have never thought that we would be staying in-person this long. Now, I couldn't be more confident that if we follow the safety protocols, I think we'll be able to make it through to Thanksgiving and Christmas," said Dr. Hub, who also said he thinks next spring is a possibility.
He says nearly 75% of the district's 10,000 students have chosen in-person learning with the remaining students going to classes virtually.
So far, school officials say 45 students have tested positive for the virus along with 17 staff members.
"That's less than three a day for students and nearly one a day for our staff," said Hub.
According to Hub, Nearly all of the exposures for students and staff in Scott County have been traced back to gatherings outside of school.
He credits strict enforcement of masks as the main reason there has been little spread of the virus in school.
Before students go to classes they get daily temperature checks and school buses are spray cleaned after every morning and afternoon run.
Dr. Hub says one of the main reasons his district keeps going in-person is that he knows more than nine-thousand Scott County community members made up of staff and students, are spending "half of their waking hours wearing masks."