$475 indicates that the partnership with Geary Co. Health Dept. reduced the spread of COVID in Geary Co.

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) – In March 2020, USD 475 was one of the first school districts in Kansas to respond when the COVID-19 pandemic became more widespread in northeast Kansas.

Geary County school administrators have partnered with the Geary County Health Department to maintain a unified plan to keep students, families, and the community safe.

Students and staff continue to wear masks inside the $475 buildings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

In another effort to reduce COVID-19, the school district has held COVID-19 vaccination clinics at schools across the district, where hundreds of students and staff have now been vaccinated. .

“At the very beginning of the pandemic, we knew the school district was going to play a critical role in slowing the spread. So, with their cooperation, we were able to slow it down. said Charles Martinez, Geary County Health Officer.

“I think we did a great job. The goal has always been to keep our students and our staff safe and to keep our school buildings open. And we did it remarkably well. Richard Rook, Geary County Schools COVID-19 Response Coordinator, said.

USD 475 plans to host additional immunization clinics, families will receive information about these clinics via district-wide email. For other members of the community who still wish to receive the Covid 19 vaccine, the Geary County Health Department is administering vaccines walk-in, walk-in.

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