“The Utah Education Association expresses appreciation to Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Health for prioritizing public school educators in the state’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan. Teachers and school staff risk their health each day by being in school face-to-face with students. It is critical those dedicated public school employees who elect to receive the vaccine, many of whom are at-risk themselves, have convenient access as soon as feasibly possible.
“We also appreciate Gov. Herbert for continually reaching out and including the Utah Education Association in decisions about addressing the pandemic in our schools. The entire community benefits when decisions are made based on clear data and with input from those directly impacted.”
Heidi Matthews in the Utah Education Association President