FLORENCE, Ky. — Vaccines are being distributed to school staff members in hopes to return to in-person learning as soon as possible. Boone County School District held a vaccine clinic this weekend to help their employees receive their first round. 

Director of Human Resources Matt Rigg says having their staff vaccinated is bringing the school district one step closer to hopefully allowing in-person classes full time.

“This is an opportunity to get our students back in school, by having our staff vaccinated. And so that we can have everybody back in the building safely, five days a week and get school back to what we think is normal and allow our students to have that education and social emotional support that they need,” Rigg said.

On Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Elizabeth Healthcare workers provided employees of Boone County School District with their first round of the COVID-19 vaccine. Rigg said they expect to vaccinate more than 1,800 employees with all of their 27 schools, substitute teachers, and support staff participating.

Rigg said he is proud of his Boone County family and how the staff members are taking advantage of this opportunity to do their part in stopping the spread of the virus. 

“We’ve heard from the community that they want their children back in schools, our teachers desperately want their students back into classrooms. And this is just one way to make that happen,” Rigg said.