Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) has been following and will continue to follow the guidance of state and Louisville public health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. This web page is designed to keep you up-to-date on all of the cases, data, recommendations, and other information JCPS is receiving regarding COVID-19 in our community and our school district.
Mask Mandate Lifted for JCPS Staff and Students
On June 12, JCPS lifted the mask mandate for all students and staff. Here is the communication sent to all JCPS families and employees:
To our JCPS Community:
Your commitment to health and safety during this unprecedented school year made it possible for us to reopen our buildings. With your help, we were able to have in-person instruction during the final months of the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for your partnership during the transition. As you enjoy the summer, we do want to provide an update on what’s ahead for JCPS.
Governor Andy Beshear has ended the mask mandate across Kentucky including in our schools and our central office buildings. The Kentucky Department of Education has also ended their COVID-19 mitigation requirements including wearing masks and social distancing in public schools. Our district has been following the guidance and direction from state leaders during this process and JCPS will no longer require students or staff to wear masks while in our buildings. Health officials are still encouraging those who have not been vaccinated to continue wearing masks. These new protocols are in place for our summer learning programs as well.
Wearing a mask will be an individual decision and we want all to feel comfortable. Staff and students will not be asked about their vaccination status regardless if they choose to wear a mask or not. This has been a time of change in our community and we will continue to move forward through unity and respect towards one another.
We are working with our district and local health officials to answer questions and provide updates on any new developments. Please enjoy the rest of your weekend and we are excited to see so many of our students at our summer programs that will be taking place over the next several weeks.
Jefferson County Public Schools
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites
JCPS will soon be offering testing again at some of its schools. Anyone needing a test this summer can call Health Services at 485-3387.
Any individual age 12 and older is now eligible for the vaccine. Click here to see the full list of locations and schedule your appointment.
Three JCPS schools are hosting vaccinations the week of June 14-18.
- Iroquois High School, 4615 Taylor Blvd. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Hwy. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Brandeis Elementary, 2817 W. Kentucky St. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
COVID-19 Dashboard for JCPS, Jefferson County and Kentucky
The "COVID-19 in JCPS" dashboard includes the number of positive cases and individuals quarantined in each school since the start of in-person classes on March 17, 2021. The students or staff who have been quarantined have been exposed to COVID-19, either in school or in the community, and are considered close contacts.