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Press Release 12/2/2020

Kent County Public Schools

Growing a Community of Leaders


DECEMBER 2, 2020

Kent County COVID-19 positivity rates continue to rise and are currently aligned with statewide trends. KCPS Superintendent, Dr. Karen Couch stated current numbers warranted a conversation with William Webb, Kent County Health Officer to review the health metrics for administering in-person instruction to students. 

The COVID-19 positivity rate of 6.49% exceeds the 5% threshold and new cases are currently 27.95, well above the 15 per 100,000 population threshold (7 day

moving average). According to statewide metric guidelines, the Kent County School System is now at high risk for COVID-19 transmission. Effective Monday, December 7, 2020, the Kent County Public Schools will move back into full remote instruction in all schools. All in-person extra-curricular activities including athletics will also be suspended until further notice. Superintendent Couch and Mr. Webb plan to review COVID-19 trends and health metrics every week. Dr. Couch stated “The current data and trending will drive all decisions.” She added, “The health and safety of our staff and students is of upmost importance and Kent County COVID-19 statistics must align with statewide metric guidelines before a return to hybrid instruction will be approved.”

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Couch at (410) 778-7113.

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