Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8.

Phase 1b includes educators, school support staff, student teachers and district substitutes. Lexington-Richland School District Five is partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health.

“We chose to partner with MUSC to make this process as easy as possible for our staff,” School District Five Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton said. “School District Five will be able to offer one location with scheduled appointments on an assigned day where the vaccine will be administered by our school nurses.”

School District Five is an eLearning district and will utilize eLearning days, in lieu of makeup days, to allow for district staff to receive their vaccine. eLearning date(s) will be announced once our vaccination date has been confirmed with MUSC Health.