FCBOE alters schedule, employees to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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Fayette County students will participate in an asynchronous learning day on March 11 as 63% of faculty members receive the first round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine will be administered by the Piedmont Fayette Hospital throughout the day at Fayette County High School.

Mary Jane Gagliano, Editor-in-Chief

On March 11, students in Fayette County will participate in an asynchronous learning day in order for faculty and staff across the county to receive the first round of COVID-19 vaccine shots.

“Approximately 63% of our employees have signed up to get the vaccine,” county spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said. 

A portion of the 37% of employees that are not signed up to receive the vaccine on March 11 may have already qualified for the vaccine due to their earlier priority of being 65 years or older, or live with someone who is a healthcare worker or first responder. 

The vaccines are being administered by the Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Piedmont has sent faculty members appointment times to receive the Pfizer shot throughout the day at Fayette County High School.

Students at all grade levels will stay home that day and participate in asynchronous learning activities. No live Zoom sessions will be held.

Those participating in the March 11 vaccination clinic will receive the second dose on April 1. FCBOE has not yet released plans for that day.

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