LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) won't be returning to virtual learning any time soon.

What You Need To Know

  • In-person learning at JCPS schools will stick around for the "foreseeable future"

  • The district resumed in-person on Jan. 24 after two weeks of NTI

  • 230 JCPS staff members are positive with COVID-19

  • Over 2,000 students are quarantined due to either a positive test or possible exposure

The district announced Sunday afternoon that in-person instruction would resume "for the foreseeable future."

JCPS returned to in-person classes on Jan. 24 after two weeks of non-traditional instruction at the start of the year. The district has just one NTI left to use this year.

Schools in the district can still use the 10 remote learning days approved for all Kentucky school districts by the Kentucky legislature. They can’t be used to move an entire school district to virtual learning (like NTI) but can be used to move entire schools or grade levels to virtual learning. 

"We appreciate the effort put forth by everyone in the JCPS family to continue learning while doing our best to keep everyone healthy and safe during these uncertain times," officials said when announcing the return to in-person learning Jan. 24.

According to the school district's COVID-19 dashboard, 2,185 students are in quarantine and 230 staff members have a positive case of COVID-19, as of 2 p.m. Sunday.

New COVID-19 cases are trending downward in Kentucky. As of Friday's report, the Department for Public Health said 8,376 new cases were reported, compared to 16,130 two weeks prior. The state's latest test positivity rate was 24.71%.