By WECT Staff | February 3, 2021 at 3:07 PM EST – Updated February 3 at 4:06 PM
BOLIVIA, N.C. (WECT) – The Brunswick County Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution during Tuesday night’s meeting, asking Governor Roy Cooper to add public school employees to Group 2 of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.
In the resolution, the school district stated that it considers “district and school administrators, educators, and support staff to be front-line workers” who are at a “substantially higher risk of exposure to COVID-19.”
“The Brunswick County Board of Education desires to ensure the safety of all Brunswick County Schools employees through the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine as they continue to perform their essential duties,” the resolution stated.
Currently, only health care workers, long-term care staff and residents, (Group 1) and adults 65 years or older (Group 2) are eligible to get the vaccine.
“The success and well-being of a community begins with adequate educational opportunities. We must call on Governor Cooper to elevate the position of school staff on vaccine administration lists. I’m proud of our board for passing this resolution and showing we value our staff and stand with them,” said Steven Barger, vice-chair of the school board.
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