The District has received an update from Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) regarding a supply of COVID-19 vaccinations that will be available to our teachers and school-based staff beginning on February 24.
As explained previously, those who indicated interest on the COVID-19 vaccination survey in January are being prioritized. Teachers and support staff in this group will receive a separate email with a link to sign up for an available time slot.
After teachers secure a time slot, they are responsible for informing their principal, taking attendance and providing asynchronous instruction for their students during their scheduled vaccination appointment. (View details about asynchronous learning here.) Principals are expected to release teachers for these scheduled appointments and allow considerable travel time.
We will share more information about vaccination opportunities as we learn more. Employees are also encouraged to visit the SCHD website for additional vaccination opportunities or the state's website for vaccination opportunities in other counties.