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Madison Central Superintendent updates board on COVID-19 vaccine and testing

Madison Central Superintendent Joel Jorgenson

It may be March or later before K-thru-12 staff at the Madison Central School District are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  Superintendent Joel Jorgenson updated Madison Central School Board members during their meeting Monday on the timeframe of the vaccine availability being moved back from what he had reported last month.

Jorgenson also reported to board members that the school district had done sentinel testing for COVID-19 on 38 staff members since mid-September, which has resulted in one positive case so far.  He said that the sentinel testing is done on two asymptomatic volunteer staff members each week.

Jorgenson said that the district has administered 109 rapid COVID-19 tests also.

The Madison Central School District has not reported any new positive COVID-19 cases within the district since January 22nd. 

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