Ballard County Schools updates operations plan for COVID testing, quarantine


Ballard County Schools has updated its operations plan for COVID testing and quarantines, using recommendations from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, along with federal guidelines.

As of Jan. 13, procedures will be as follows:

Individuals testing positive for COVID-19 will:

  • Isolate for 5 days.
  • After isolating for 5 days, individuals with no symptoms may return and wear a well-fitting mask (N95 recommended) for 5 full days. 
  • If symptomatic or unable to mask after 5 days, the individual will isolate for an additional 5 days (days 6-10), returning on day 11.

Individuals identified as direct contacts but who remain asymptomatic may choose to quarantine for 5 days OR Test to Stay for 5 days.

o   If quarantine is chosen, the individual will quarantine for 5 days and Test to Stay on day 6. If negative, the individual can stay at school.

o   If Test to Stay is chosen, the individual will Test to Stay for 5 days; daily negative tests are required to enter school.

o   If the individual elects not to Test to Stay on day 6, nor to Test to Stay for 5 days, the individual will quarantine for 10 days and return to school on day 11, if there are no symptoms/fever at or over 100.4.

  • Vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms.
  • Individuals with documentation from a health provider stating that the person has been COVID-positive within the last 90 days are not required to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms.

For more information, contact District Director of Pupil Personnel Leslee Davis at 270-665-8400, ext. 2014, or email leslee.davis@ballard.kyschools.us; or Chief Academic Officer Kevin Estes at ext. 2004, or email kevin.estes@ballard.kyschools.us