The school district will provide six nurses and six intake workers every day at the health department’s mass vaccination site, the old Sears at the Gwinnett Place Mall.
“They will assist with the vaccination process for our employees but also the greater community,” Roach said.
As of March 1, the school district reported more than 4,400 known cases of COVID-19 among employees and students since August.
The health department was already vaccinating school district employees who were eligible due to their ages or job descriptions.
The department will give 600 doses a day to Gwinnett school employees for at least two weeks starting Monday, Roach said in an email. First priority will go to teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers and cafeteria workers because they’re in contact with the most students daily and in situations when social distancing might not be possible, Roach said.
Appointments will run from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., spaced out so fewer than 10 teachers will leave each campus every day to get the vaccine, except at six large high schools where more will be allowed to leave, Roach said.
“This will help to ensure that schools are able to cover for staff members who are out during the day,” she said.
Some employees, including bus drivers and cafeteria staff, will be scheduled on Saturdays.
After the first two weeks, the health department will keep scheduling school employees based on vaccine availability, Roach said.