Coverings for Kids - An Initiative by First Lady Britainy Beshear

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Last Updated: 8/5/2020 7:32 PM

Hardin County Schools is preparing to be healthy at school when we return to the classroom.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all staff and students in first grade and above are required to wear a mask unless they have a medical condition that prohibits them from doing so. While wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19, we understand masks may be forgotten or lost and require a replacement during the school day.

We also know this pandemic has impacted so many Kentucky families, and we must try to reduce additional barriers from keeping our kids safe. This is why we are excited to share Coverings for Kids, an initiative by First Lady Britainy Beshear and Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman.

Coverings for Kids seeks to collect mask donations – handmade or otherwise – to provide to Kentucky schools at no cost. Donations of child and adult size masks will be accepted. These donations will help our students, faculty and staff remain healthy at school at the time of their return.

We are reaching out to encourage you to donate if able, or spread the word of Coverings for Kids to those in your community who may wish to be involved. This is an amazing opportunity for Kentuckians to come together and support our schools during these unprecedented times. For more information, please visit FirstLady.Ky.Gov/CoveringsForKids. Here you will also find donation details, mask requirements, resources and tutorials on mask making.

As some may remember, dozens of volunteers have already made masks for elementary school students who either do not have a mask or who will forget them at home.  These masks were made out of a green material so staff would know it is a district-issued mask and to collect it at the end of the day for washing/sanitizing. 

The masks donated through First Lady Beshear's initiative will be given directly to students/staff who are in need of masks and those students/staff members can keep them.  

Donations can be made by visiting the Hardin County Board of Education's Central Office, 65 WA Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown, KY any weekday from 8 am to 4:30 pm  The phone number is 270-769-8800.  If you have questions, please contact HCS Director of Public Relations John Wright at john.wright@hardin.kyschool.us.

We appreciate your consideration and support.