CARROLLTON - The Pickens County Board of Education met at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the central office in Carrollton.
Superintendent Jamie Chapman began by giving a COVID-19 update. Chapman said the Board of Education had been in conversations with Dr. Julia Booth’s office, along with Dr. Brandon and that they had reached out to the local EMA and were working in concert with the local health department for Board of Education employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“There are some systems that have already gotten the vaccine and have already began the process of getting their teachers the vaccine,” Chapman said. “Of course, teachers don’t have to take it. The opportunity has been given, but everybody is not taking advantage of it and depending on which medical expert you listen to, until we get 50-percent of the population (to take the vaccine), we’re not going to be able to slow the spread down so that we can get some kind of herd immunity. Once again, we cannot make employees take it, but our medical partners, being Dr. Brandon and Dr. Booth, strongly suggest that you take it."
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