Christian County Public Schools announced Tuesday that it will delay in-person instruction for one week due to COVID-19.

The district is prepared to return to in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 11. 

"Due to an unprecedented spike in COVID cases and hospitalizations over the last 48 hours across the community, Christian County Public Schools will delay in-person instruction for traditional students to Monday, January 11, 2021," CCPS Communications Director John Rittenhouse said in a statement. "This date was previously approved as an alternative date for re-entry by our school board at the December 17 Board meeting."

All schools in the district were originally scheduled to return to in-person instruction today. 

The Christian County Health Department has reported a spike in COVID-19 cases after the new year. On Monday, the health department reported 90 new cases and three new deaths. 

Students in the district will remain learning under the NTI plan. 

“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 is a priority,” CCPS Superintendent Chris Bentzel said in a news 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.” 

Teachers will continue teaching from their school buildings. 

As a result of the delay and spiking COVID-19 cases, all extracurricular activities are canceled until in-person classes resume. 

Meals will continue to be served under each school’s NTI plan. Three-meal bundles will be distributed from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. daily. Meals will also be delivered by bus from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday of this week. 

Meal delivery locations can be found at

The district will update the community on its plans on Friday.  

This story has been updated.

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