Since classes began on August 17th, WKCTC administrators have been notified of four students that have tested positive for COVID-19. Graves County Health Department and the Purchase District Health Department were both notified per KCTCS Protocol. The local health departments serve lead and legal authority for those affected by COVID-19.
The Healthy at Work coordinator, Bridget Canter, has collaborated with faculty, Deans, and VP of Academic Affairs to provide adjustments, if necessary, to course delivery. Maintenance and operations immediately took to sanitizing measures to the area exposed in addition to the current sanitizing protocols.
The health department has deemed the risk for the campus as minimal. The current protocols include wearing masks, social distancing and increased cleaning in heavy traffic areas. The college is committed to providing transparency. The names of those testing positive is information that can’t be released.
Governor Andy Beshear’s new directive requires Post-Secondary Institutions to create and maintain a dashboard of reported COVID-19 positive cases. When completed, a page of the KCTCS website will house the dashboard. The link will be shared as soon as it’s available.