Southern Utah school districts prepare to receive vaccines for teachers, staff

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ST. GEORGE — After nearly a year of swift changes, school closures, mask mandates and social distancing, officials in Southern Utah school districts said they are preparing to soon receive COVID-19 vaccines for teachers and critical staff, though the exact date is still unknown.

While still in the initial stage, Steven Dunham, communications director for the Washington County School District, told St. George News they have sent the state the number of vaccines they will need, which totals 3,800 and includes full- and part-time staff, as well as substitute teachers.

“We’re waiting to hear back,” he said. “We are anticipating that it will happen fairly soon, and we’re anticipating that we will be working with our local health department.”

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