FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that Kentucky is on track to become the first state to vaccinate educators.
The governor said reopening schools is a top priority but density control, masking, proper ventilation and community mitigation must be in place.
Beshear said he is working with the Kentucky Department of Education to create a plan where all schools can reopen for some form of in-person learning March 1. But, he noted that through the end of this school year, all schools will need to have a virtual option for parents who choose it.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, if approved, will only require one dose, so the state can easily merge data on all three vaccinations using this new system focused on first doses.