ROUND ROCK, Texas - A Round Rock ISD employee has tested positive for COVID-19, says the district.
The district says in a letter to parents and guardians that the employee is a food service worker who recently prepared and distributed curbside meals at Anderson Mill Elementary. Their last day on campus was Tuesday, March 31 and all members of the team who worked with them are quarantining for the next 14 days.
The district also says the food prep area at the school was cleaned and sanitized over the weekend and meal distribution continues with a new team.
"Safety is paramount as our dedicated employees work to ensure students have what they need as campuses are closed," says the letter. "Our certified food service workers wear gloves to prepare and distribute meals, and after each use, the food preparation area is sanitized."
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In addition to these practices and mandatory social distancing and frequent handwashing, the district says all food service workers will be wearing face-coverings over their nose and mouth.
READ THE FULL LETTER BELOW:
Round Rock ISD Parents and Guardians,
Today, our District was informed that a Round Rock ISD employee has received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19.
This employee is a food service worker who most recently prepared and distributed curbside meals at Anderson Mill Elementary School. The employee's last day on campus was Tuesday, March 31. All members of the food services team who worked with this employee are quarantining for the next 14 days. Over the weekend, the food preparation area at Anderson Mill was cleaned and sanitized. Meal distribution continues at the school with a new team.
Safety is paramount as our dedicated employees work to ensure students have what they need as campuses are closed. Our certified food service workers wear gloves to prepare and distribute meals, and after each use, the food preparation area is sanitized. More mandatory practices include social distancing while at work and frequent handwashing. Beginning tomorrow, all food service workers at each of the District's 13 meal distribution locations will also wear face-coverings over their nose and mouth.
Words can't express our gratitude for our food service staff, whose work and dedication enable us to continue to deliver a critical service to our students during this public health emergency. Our thoughts are with our employee and their family as well as everyone affected by COVID-19.
Steve Flores, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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