Word went out Monday to the parents of the nearly 1,400 students at Newport Independent Schools. The kids were to stay home for online classes only at least through the Thanksgiving break. School officials say they made the decision Monday after Campbell County turned red for the first time on the state’s COVID-19 advisory map, meaning a high-level of spread of the coronavirus.
In fact, the three largest counties in Northern Kentucky — Boone, Campbell and Kenton — all turned red this week. But in contrast to Newport, Boone County Schools and its 20,000 students are headed back to in-person classes next week.