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Deadline Extended For School Immunization, Health Assessment

Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order on Friday extending proof-of-immunization and health assessment documentation deadlines for school and child care facilities.  According to a news release, Executive Order 234does not waive documentation, but rather gives students and families more time to complete required vaccines and health assessments due to the increased demand on health care providers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Proof of required immunizations and health assessments are usually due within 30 days of the first date of attendance.  This year, the 30-day “grace period” for students will begin Nov. 1, 2021.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.