The Hardin County Schools district is taking more precautions after Kentuckians have tested postive for COVID-19.

A survey is being sent to HCS students over the next day or two to determine internet reliability for each family in the district.

District spokesman John Wright said in an email this is not the result of any panic.

“This will help us ... know what options we have should we have to cancel school for any reason for any prolonged amount of time,” Wright said.

The survey contains three questions asking if the family has access to dependable internet services, if it’s a device the student can use and the type of device available.

A paper survey will be sent with elementaryand middle school students. High school students will complete the survey today online at school.

Three years ago, Wright said the district did a preliminary test for non-traditional instruction by giving online work to students.

He said the return rate for students to complete the online work and turn it in was low.

“This is a good time to try again and see if the numbers are better,” Wright said in the email.

The survey states if someone does not have dependable internet service, the district will still be able to provide materials to the student.

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