UPDATE (November 8, 2021): The Bowling Green Board of Education discussed local COVID-19 data and Superintendent Fields’ recommendation. The Board of Education did not vote to change current COVID-19 procedures. Therefore, face masks continue to be required inside school buildings. Face coverings continue to also be required on school buses, as part of federal guidelines for public transportation.
Data will be reviewed again at the next monthly meeting on December 13, 2021.
Superintendent Gary Fields will recommend to the Board of Education that face masks become optional inside school buildings beginning Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The district will continue to contact trace following all positive cases, and require all symptomatic individuals to quarantine. COVID-19 testing is available all school days, on-site in all Bowling Green schools.
The Bowling Board of Education will meet on Monday night for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting, and will consider Superintendent Fields’ recommendation.
COVID-19 Data Considerations:
The Warren County COVID-19 incidence rate has been under 25 cases per 100K population since October 23, 2021, and is currently 17.2.
Local hospitalizations have significantly declined, as have cases and contacts among BGISD students and staff.
Over 75% of BGISD faculty and staff are fully vaccinated, with several also receiving boosters.
According to Kycovid19.ky.gov, 34% of children ages 12-15, and 41% of 16-17 year olds have received the vaccine.
As of this week, vaccines are available for children ages 5-11.
BGISD will continue to update daily cases and contacts on the district website. The Board of Education will also continue to track and review data to make decisions regarding the health and safety of students and employees.