CHICO, Calif. – Butte County Public Health is partnering with Chico Unified School District to offer vaccination opportunities beginning as early as this week.
On January 7, 2021, BCPH entered Phase 1B of the state of California’s Prioritization Tiers. Included under the Tier 1 to be vaccinating next are “frontline essential workers” which includes education.
BCPH continues to be a partner with Chico Unified school nurses and staff to help navigate in-person education during a global pandemic. Chico Unified School District said it remains committed to collaborating with Public Health to help minimize COVID-19 transmission on its school campuses and the larger community.
In addition, Chico Unified continues to support surveillance testing. Staff surveillance testing was added to the district-wide health and safety precautions in December to maximize the early detection of potential COVID-positive staff members.
“We are fortunate to be part of a collaborative community that prioritizes the health and safety of our schools,” stated Chico Unified Superintendent Kelly Staley. “We have strong communication and partnerships with Butte County Public Health, the Butte County Office of Education and our local health care providers. I’d like to thank our staff, students and families for their dedication and commitment to maintaining a safe learning environment. It takes a strong community to support the education of students, and Chico is definitely strong and resilient.”
At this time, the vaccine is by invitation only. Public Healths asks the community to not contact them or local hospitals to schedule your vaccine.
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