Lansing USD 469 Staff Receives Second COVID-19 Vaccine
Lansing USD 469 staff received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccines in the Lansing Middle School gymnasium on Wednesday, March 3rd. The first dose was administered on February 3rd to staff who had previously indicated they would like to receive it.
"We feel this is just one more step we are taking towards returning to some sort of normalcy in our district and community," said Superintendent Dan Wessel. "We will still be requiring vaccinated staff members to wear masks and adhere to six feet social distancing when possible, but are happy to know that a large number of our staff will be less likely to contract the virus and if they do, have a much milder case."
Lansing USD 469 staff received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which, based on evidence from clinical trials, is 94.1% effective at preventing COVID-19 illness in those who had received both doses. It takes approximately two weeks after the second dose for individuals to reach full protection from the virus. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and the myths and facts of receiving it, visit www.cdc.gov.
As a reminder, due to the potential of widespread side effects, Lansing USD 469 will have a remote learning day on Thursday, March 4th, and Friday, March 5th will remain a normal remote Friday. As mentioned in a previous article, we will be delivering lunches on Thursday and Friday to everyone that signed up to receive them on Friday. All Lansing Preschool and Early Childhood classes will be cancelled those days. Lansing Daycare and Y-Care will remain open.
Lansing USD 469 will continue to maintain the same mitigation strategies through the end of the school year, including proper mask wearing and maintaining six feet distance when possible, and we encourage our families to do so also.
We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the Leavenworth County Health Department for giving us the opportunity to keep our Lansing USD 469 family healthy and safe. A huge thank you also goes to our very own Lansing USD 469 District Coordinating Nurse, Kristen Dilka, for helping administer the vaccines and helping to keep the clinic running smoothly and quickly.