A Bangor High School student preparing to receive his first shot of the Pfizer Vaccine in May, 2021.
September 10, 2021
As part of the State of Maine mandate on COVID-19 vaccination reporting, Superintendent James Tager announced at the September 9th Bangor School Committee meeting that 87.6% of employees have been fully vaccinated.
The BSD continues to recommend that employees and students in the district receive the vaccine when they are eligible. Vaccination, along with social distancing, masks, improved ventilation, handwashing, and sanitizing of surfaces is the standard for daily operations. As an additional mitigation strategy which will be implemented in the upcoming days; the BSD will be participating in pooled testing in partnership with the State of Maine Department of Education. This layered approach provides preventive measures that Bangor has implemented to strive to protect In-person learning for students, parents, faculty, staff, and our community.
“There’s still work to do,” said Tager. “We continue to educate our community and to make sure that we’re being respectful while providing information and fact-based data to help people make their decision.”
Vaccination rates are reported monthly with the Maine Department of Education.