Nash could be the first NC county to hand students vaccine incentives
Nash County Commissioners are moving forward with a plan that would give each student who decides to get vaccinated a $100 gift card. The money would come from federal funds through the American Rescue Plan.
OVERDOSED IN A PARKING LOT, WHY A CHILD SAFETY EXPERT SAYS THIS KEEPS HAPPENING. >>> FIRST A LOOK AT COVID- 19CASES IN NASH COUNTY SCHOOLS, CASES INVOLVING STUDENT. >> SCHOOLS, NASH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD IS MOVING FORWARD WITH A PLAN TO START GIVING OUT INCENTIVES TO STUDENTS, $100 TO GET VACCINATED, THEY BELIEVE IT IS THE PLAN THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE STATE, SHOWING US WHERE THE MONEY IS COMING FROM. >> VERY ADAMANT TO GETTING THE PEOPLE IN NASH COUNTY VACCINATED AS BEST WE CAN. >> HOW TO USE $18.3 MILLION, THE COUNTY RECEIVED UNDER THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, DIVIDING THE MONEY AGAINST 9 DIFFERENT CATEGORIES ONE WILL AUTHORIZE $860,000. >> WHAT WE PROPOSE IT WILL BE $100 PER STUDENT, AND AS WELL AS THE COMMISSIONER'S COMMITTEE IS TO GIVE IT DIRECTLY TO THE STUDENTS IF, CAN BE DONE. >> THE INCENTIVES CAN BE AVAILABLE FOR THE $100 GIFT CARD, JIM AND ROBBIE DAVIS SAYS HE WOULD BE THE FIRST IN THE STATE TO GIVE TO STUDENTS, IN AN EFFORT FOR SCHOOLS WHICH SAW 130 STUDENTS TEST POSITIVE LAST WEEK AND 199 ALREADY IN QUARANTINE. >> WE ALL KNOW THROUGHOUT THE STATE,. >> DAVIS SAYS WHILE THE COUNTY SET ASIDE THE FUNDING, THE DETAILS WOULD NEED TO BE APPROVED BY THE NASH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, IN AN EFFORT HE HOPES WILL KEEP KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM. >> THEY WOULD INITIATE, WE WILL WORK WITH OUR SCHOOL BOARD. >> NASH SCHOOL SPOKESPERSON SAYS THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE COUNTY AND HAVE THE SUPPORT, A