WCHD Director on administrative leave

-Screenshot by Elijah Decious
Webster County Public Health Director Kari Prescott spoke at Gov. Kim Reynolds’ press conference Wednesday, where she detailed mass vaccination efforts hailed by the governor as an example for the rest of the state.

Webster County Health Department Director Kari Prescott has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations of a hostile work environment, financial irregularities and irregularities in documentation.

According to Webster County Attorney Darren Driscoll, Prescott was placed on leave following a meeting of the Webster County Board of Health on Thursday. The decision to hold a meeting to consider placing Prescott on immediate leave was made just minutes before the meeting to “preserve records in their present state,” Driscoll said.

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