A federal appeals panel has upheld Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s order to stop in-person classes at religious schools during the coronavirus pandemic.
The ruling, issued Sunday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, overturns a federal judge's decision from last week, which granted an injunction to prevent the governor from enforcing his order on private or religious schools.
The November 18th Executive Order prohibits in-person instruction at elementary and secondary schools. Elementary schools can resume in-person classes on Dec. 7 if they are no longer in "red zone" counties and follow COVID-19 guidelines. Middle and high schools may reopen no sooner than Jan. 4, 2021.
Governor Andy Beshear taking to social media Sunday to share the Sixth Court has recognized the surge of coronavirus cases in the Bluegrass.