The Dawson Springs Independent Schools District (Dawson Springs ISD) in Hopkins County, Kentucky, says it's now incentivizing students and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to a statement released by Dawson Springs ISD, students age 12 and up who get vaccinated before Dec. 1, 2021, will receive a $50 Visa gift card.
In addition to receiving the gift card, the district says those vaccinated students will be entered into a raffle drawing for a $100 Visa gift card every Friday through the Dec. 1 deadline.
As for staff members, all full and part-time workers are eligible for a one-time vaccination incentive payment of $150 after being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the district. That's on top of the $100 incentive from the Kentucky Department of Education,.
Dawson Springs ISD also announced several other COVID-19 updates on Wednesday, including a new "Test to Stay" program that will give students deemed as close contacts the option to keep attending class if they test negative for the virus, and the continuation of masking in schools.
For more detailed information on the district's vaccine incentives, click here.
You can also find full details on the district's COVID-19 Operations Plan and its Test to Stay strategy on dawsonsprings.kyschools.us.