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Dodson schools sees COVID outbreak as vaccine rollout is underway

Vaccination clinics being held, more scheduled


Last updated 1/21/2021 at 12:07pm

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

COVID-19 vaccine slated for veterans on the Hi-Line is unloaded from shipment early Thursday morning at the Hill County/Havre Airport. A vaccination clinic was slated for veterans today at Merril Lundman Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Havre Holiday Village Mall and another clinic for people ages 70 and older was set up in the former Famous Footwear location in the mall.

In the midst of COVID-19 vaccine being distributed for Phase 1B of the state rollout and local reservations also moving forward with vaccinations, a local school has had to shut down due to an outbreak of the disease.

Dodson Public Schools Superintendent Gary Weitz said that Tuesday, the same day that 35 school staff members received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, about a dozen cases of COVID-19 related to the school district were reported.

That number changes almost by the minute, he added, and has grown.

"I"m not sure of the official number," Weitz said this morning...

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