FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2021
School teachers and staff from all school districts in Erie County will be offered the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28. The vaccines will be administered at a clinic hosted by the Erie County Department of Health, and the more 1,600 school district employees will be scheduled in waves to receive the vaccine throughout the two days. After receiving their vaccines, the school employees will then be given an appointment card for their second doses. The second doses are scheduled to be administered on Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21.
Due to reports of short, but severe illness among people who receive the second doses, and a concern of staffing shortages on Monday, March 22, the superintendents of all Erie County schools have agreed to schedule a calamity day for that day.
All in-person and remote classes for Monday, March 22, will be canceled and Erie County schools will be closed.
The decision to schedule the calamity day was made after the superintendents of Erie County school districts met on Wednesday with Mr. Pete Schade, health commissioner for the Erie County Health Department.
Please refer any questions to the individual school districts or to the Erie County Board of Health.
Erie County Board of Health Contact Peter Schade 419-626-5623
Vermilion Local Schools Contact Philip Pempin, Superintendent 440-204-1700, ext. 124
EHOVE Caree Center Contact Chris McCully, Superintendent 419-499-5244
School Districts participating in this agreement are:
Edison Local Schools
EHOVE Career Center
Huron City Schools
Margaretta Local Schools
Perkins Local Schools
North Point Educational Service Center
Sandusky Central Catholic Schools
Sandusky City Schools
Vermilion Local Schools