MANOR, Texas - Manor ISD will be suspending all meals, academic packet and technology distribution effective Friday, April 17 until further notice.
The district was informed that two more Manor ISD food service employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and says it is awaiting results on a third possible case.
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The employees most recently prepared and distributed curbside meals at Manor New Tech High School on April 9, the district says in a letter to the Manor ISD community. The location has since been closed and all MISD staff who may have had direct contact with the employees have been directed to self-quarantine for the next seven days.
Any parents who picked up food at Manor New Tech High School last week are asked to continue to monitor for any flu-like symptoms and call your medical professional if any symptoms arise, says the district.
The district says administrators are reevaluating the distribution protocols to keep staff and community safe and will communicate those in the coming days.
READ THE FULL LETTER BELOW:
Dear Manor ISD Community,
Out of an abundance of caution, MISD will be suspending all meals, academic packet, and technology distribution effective Friday, April 17 until further notice. This decision comes after the District was informed that two additional Manor ISD food service employees have received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19. We are awaiting results for a possible third diagnosis.
The employees most recently prepared and distributed curbside meals at Manor New Tech High School on Thursday, April 9. The location has since been closed. MISD has communicated with all MISD staff who may have had direct contact with the employees and directed them to self-quarantine for the next 7 days. We are also asking any parents who picked up food at Manor New Tech High School last week to continue to monitor for any flu-like symptoms and call your medical professional if any symptoms arise.
District administrators are reevaluating our distribution protocols to keep both our staff and community safe and will communicate those to our community in the coming days. We know that many of our MISD families depend on these services and are making our best efforts to continue to provide these supports.
We recognize that safety precautions must be taken for our dedicated employees as they work to ensure students have what they need while our campuses are closed. For that reason, all of our food service preparation and distribution areas are thoroughly sanitized multiple times a day and our certified food services workers wear gloves and face coverings to prepare and distribute meals. We are also enforcing mandatory practices of social distancing, frequent handwashing and temperature readings for all of our distribution staff.
We understand that when our food service employees come to work, they put their own health on the line to help our students. For that reason, MISD is doing everything in our power to help those who have been affected. Our thoughts are with our employees and their families as well as everyone affected by COVID-19.
Dr. Royce Avery
Superintendent of Schools
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