Paducah Public Schools to continue universal masking

Wayne Walden, PPS

Statement from Dr. Donald Shively, Superintendent, Paducah Public Schools:

"Paducah Public School began the year with Level 3 COVID-19 mitigation strategies due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and American Academy of Pediatrics continue to recommend masking for all students. Therefore, the Level 3 mitigation strategies will remain in place.

All students (ages preschool through grade 12), staff and visitors are required to wear a mask or face coverings that cover their nose and mouth at school, on the bus, and on district property when indoors. This is not only for the health and safety for the welfare of our students and staff; it is also an operational decision that will allow us to continue to offer in-person instruction."