Marshall County Schools participating in “Coverings for Kids” program

First Lady Britainy Beshear launched a new program, Coverings for Kids, that will help Kentuckians to donate facial coverings directly to school districts.

Marshall County Schools are 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. We appreciate your consideration and support.

Donations can be made at the Marshall County Board of Education.