Christian County public schools announced Tuesday the return to in-person instruction would be delayed, and also canceled all extra-curricular activities for the remainder of the week.

Due to a spike in positive COVID-19 cases in the county, CCPS superintendent Chris Bentzel said it was in the best interest of the staff and students’ safety that this decision was made.

“Our intent is to bring students back every day we can, but at this time, we feel that working with the community to lessen the spread of COVID so that our staff and students are safe in a priority,” Bentzel said in the release. “We need everyone to follow safe practices so our students can return to school. We ask that students and families remain flexible during this time.”

For at least the rest of the week, all Hopkinsville and Christain Count sporting events and practices are canceled or postponed.

Christian County boys’ basketball has already been postponed due to a positive COIVD-19 case and was set to return to the basketball court on Jan. 16.

The press release states another update will be released Friday.

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