Athletic Field and Playground Remain Closed to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

As shared on Friday, March 20, 2020, all face-to-face instruction and extracurricular activities are cancelled through April 19, 2020.  At present, whether we will be reopening school for face-to-face instruction on April 20, 2020, is still uncertain. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Mayor Fischer extended the state of emergency in Louisville to May 10, 2020.  He announced that while parks will remain open to walkers, runners, and cyclists with some restrictions, Louisville is closing all playgrounds and ballfields.  

Please be advised that the Anchorage School athletic field and playground are also closed and that those cycling or walking through our campus are strongly encouraged to practice social distancing.  We love to shout a “hello” when we see children out biking on our grounds, however not all are practicing safe social distancing and we have needed to provide direction to children sometimes stopping to congregate and talk in close proximity to each other. 

We only take these measures because the safety of our school community during this state emergency is our top priority. It is our hope that by continuing to promote the recommendations by our community government and health partners that we can limit exposure to COVID-19 for our school community.  For the latest information on COVID-19 in Kentucky, please visit: www.kycovid19.ky.gov

 Remember, to help stay healthy, the Centers for Disease Control recommends:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; use

alcohol-based sanitizer if no water is available

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Stay home if sick
  • Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, wash hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched object and surfaces

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, guidance can be found at the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html.  

If you have COVID-19 questions or concerns, you can also visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov to

access information from the Kentucky Department of Public Health and Governor Beshear’s office.

We appreciate your understanding and patience and will continue to provide updates.  Families with concerns should contact Superintendent Kelley Ransdell at kelley.ransdell@anchorage.kyschools.us or (502) 245-8927.