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Coverings for Kids initiative to keep children safe

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Marshall County Schools are preparing to be healthy at school when students and teachers and staff return to the classroom and schools. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all staff and students in first grade and above are required to wear a mask unless they have a medical condition that prohibits them from doing so.

While wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19, officials understand masks may be forgotten or lost and require a replacement during the school day. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted so many Kentucky families. To reduce additional barriers from keeping students safe, Kentucky first lady Britainy Beshear and Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman have started “Coverings for Kids.”

Coverings for Kids seeks to collect mask donations — handmade or otherwise — to provide to Kentucky schools at no cost. Donations of child and adult size masks will be accepted. These donations will help students, faculty and staff remain healthy at school at the time of their return.

For more information, please visit FirstLady.Ky.Gov/CoveringsForKids to find donation details, mask requirements, resources and tutorials on mask making. Donations may be made at the Marshall County Board of Education.

— Staff report