Summer Food Service Individual Tests Positive for COVID-19
As part of the district’s commitment to transparency, Huntsville City Schools (HCS) is notifying families that an individual associated with the Summer Meal Service location at Morris Schools recently tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Anyone who visited the Morris curbside meal service location last week may have been in contact with the impacted individual. The individual’s last known date on campus was Thursday, July 23, 2020.
There is no evidence to suggest that handling or consuming food is associated with COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, those associated with the HCS Summer Meal Service Program are required to wear masks and personal protective equipment (PPE).
The meal service location at Morris is not operating this week after the district already announced plans to suspend the program at that location. The final day of service was Friday, July 24, 2020.
HCS continues to encourage families to monitor for the following symptoms:
- Body aches
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Sore throat
Anyone experiencing one or more of these symptoms is encouraged to contact a medical professional. HCS encourages stakeholders to continue practicing social distancing in addition to frequent handwashing and respiratory etiquette for coughs and sneezes.