Journal Staff Report
Health department provides biometric screening for USD 346
MOUND CITY – On Monday, April 24, Linn County Health Department Director Amanda Snyder told the commissioners that the health department advisory board would be holding a meeting that evening and she asked what to do if only five members could attend.
County Counselor Gary Thompson told her that it was a seven member board and four members would make a quorum. so it would be okay to do business.
Snyder reported that nurses from the health department were at the Jayhawk USD 346 district in-service providing biometric screenings to the Jayhawk employees.
The biometric screening included a blood draw, height, weight, blood pressure, sugar and the nurses are doing the staff’s body mass index (BMI) for them.
Snyder said that the school district had asked if the health department could provide this service. So for a low cost of $30 to $35, they are having this done and they do not have to take off a day to go to their physician to have it done.