CSI Continues South Central Public Health District
Partnership to Fight COVID-19
Release Date: 1/25/21
TWIN FALLS – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) and South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) have been vigilant in working as community partners to keep students, employees, and community members safe and healthy. This week, both groups reaffirmed that relationship by committing to work together on vaccine distribution once mass public vaccination events are able to be held. SCPHD and CSI will work together to make large facilities managed by the college available for mass vaccination events organized by SCPHD.
“Sharing valuable resources is something we will always do in the best interest of our community,” said CSI President, Dr. Dean Fisher.
“We appreciate the wonderful partnership we’ve experienced with CSI over these past months. We’ve always worked well together, but this pandemic has proven how important our partnership really is,” said SCPHD Director, Melody BoWyer.
This continues a partnership that, over the recent months, has seen CSI and SCPHD leverage office space for additional employees to balance workloads, train CSI Nursing Students to complete contact tracing and investigations, and collaborate to store Pfizer vaccines in ultra-cold freezers. SCPHD has also donated several thousand masks to CSI students and employees and has continued to meet with CSI Administration on a regular basis to recommend guidelines necessary to protect those who visit campus.