Dare County Schools meal program changes announced

Published 8:05 am Monday, April 6, 2020

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The Dare County School system is changing its meals program.

“In light of the most recent report of the sixth COVID-19 positive case in Dare, we will be implementing changes to the operation and schedule of the meal program to reduce the potential risk of exposure to our staff and families,” stated the announcement from Superintendent John Farrelly. “In order to prepare for these changes, the meal program will be temporarily suspended until Thursday, April 9.”

To implement no-contact procedures due to COVID-19, the school system will change delivery.

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No meals will be prepared and delivered to pick-up sites Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, April 6, 7 and 8.

After that, on Thursdays and Tuesdays, grab and go meals will be available only at Cape Hatteras Elementary, First Flight Elementary and Manteo Elementary schools from noon to 1 p.m.

According to the DCS announcement, multiple pick up stations will be set up in front of CHES and MES. FFES pick up stations will be located in the bus parking lot on the west side of the building between FFES and FFMS.

The meals will be packaged to cover breakfast and lunch over multiple days.

On Thursday, the meals will provide lunch for Thursday, breakfast and lunch for Friday and Monday and breakfast for Tuesday. Tuesday’s pick-up will have lunch for Tuesday, breakfast and lunch for Wednesday and breakfast for Thursday.

It is Dare County Schools’ “goal to continue to offer the meal program throughout the time schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and will do so as long as it is safe to do so,” stated Farrelly.



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