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“Steady stream” of NCSD staff and teachers receiving COVID-19 vaccine

Published: Feb. 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper-Natrona County Health Department and Natrona County School District have been working together closely ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It’s been a necessary effort in order to keep students and staff safe.

K-12 teachers and staff in Natrona County received the opportunity to start getting the COVID-19 vaccine almost two weeks ago.

“This vaccination opportunity for K-12 educators in our community is extremely important because it’s one opportunity to continue to keep our entire community, as well as our schools, safe and healthy,” said NCSD Director of Public Relations Tanya Southerland.

Educators are not required to receive the vaccine, but Casper-Natrona County Health Department Public Information Officer Hailey Bloom said “a steady stream” of educators have been coming in each day to receive the vaccine.

“It’s been really exciting to just see how many of them come through, and of course, being a small community that we have so many of them know so many of us, and that’s been really awesome, too,” said Bloom.

Southerland said NCSD is “grateful” for the partnership with the county health department, and they’ve been great to work with throughout all of this. “Our partnership with the county health officials has been tremendous. I can’t say enough great things about everything they’re doing. They just work non-stop.”

Any K-12 staff that has not already received the vaccine, and would like to, is encouraged to call the Casper-Natrona County Health Department and schedule an appointment.

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