Johnston County Commissioners have approved the hiring of a public health nurse at the Public Health Department to work as a school liaison.
The temporary position, through the end of the 2021-2022 school term, will be funded by the state. $115,000 has been allocated for the position.
The position will help coordinate health and safety efforts between the Johnston County Public Health Department and Johnston County Public Schools related to COVID-19. The position will support safe, in-person instruction in K-12 grade schools.