Statement From Executive Director Don Wotruba, CAE Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Availability to Those in Schools

In response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announcing the extension of the COVID-19 vaccine to additional populations including those in schools, please see the statement from the Michigan Association of School Boards below:

“We are very excited and appreciative of the Governor’s office and MDHHS accelerating the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to school employees who have face-to-face interaction with students, child care providers and those who are 65 years of age or older,” said Don Wotruba, CAE, Executive Director. “School districts across the state continue to do great work at keeping everyone in their schools safe. Making this vaccination available to them beginning on Monday is one more step in keeping our dedicated staff and the entire school community protected from this virus, as well as moving closer to resuming and maintaining face-to-face learning.”