UCHealth receives award from SVVSD for teacher vaccination efforts

Exactly one year after UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital saw its first COVID-19 positive case enter its emergency department, the St. Vrain Valley School district presented a group of hospital representatives the Superintendent’s Excellence in Education Award.

During Wednesday night’s SVVSD board meeting, Superintendent Don Haddad welcomed the UCHealth team tasked with supporting the district’s vaccination program to thank them in person for their continued support and collaboration.

On Feb. 8, Gov. Jared Polis green lighted the eligibility of educators across the state to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Within two weeks of the announcement, 94% of SVVSD’s eligible staff was on its way to secure an appointment to receive the vaccine, according to Haddad.