Pete Kilbride said he plans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the vaccine becomes available, but he won’t mandate vaccinations for his staff.
Kilbride is superintendent of Sheridan County School District 1, which is the schools in Big Horn, Ranchester and Dayton. He said the question of mandating vaccinations has come up.
Kilbride said in School District 1, the school nurses will have access to the vaccine as soon as it becomes available.
He said his understanding is that in the first round of vaccinations county-wide, healthcare workers, hospital personnel, EMTs, first responders and nursing homes will have priority. After that, he expects that the school district’s employees would be in the second round of vaccinations.
He’s hopeful that those individuals could have access to the vaccines by late February or early March. He said he doesn’t know where students and their parents stand in the lineup for vaccination.