On Thursday, April 16, Atlanta Public Schools announced the closer of two Food Distribution Sites- Thomasville Heights and Washington High School after learning that two employees who volunteered in food distribution at Thomasville Heights Elementary School in late March and two employees who volunteered in food distribution at Booker T. Washington High School in early April have tested positive for COVID-19.
While other school districts have had employees test positive for COVID-19 who worked their food distribution site, Atlanta Public Schools is the first district to utilize the National Guard to safely hand out food to families during this pandemic.
With these sites closed, the District has been busing food to the Thomasville and Washington school community families and that will continue on Monday, April 20. In other efforts to keep all employees safe, APS has deployed nurses to the eight remaining food distribution sites to conduct on-site temperature checks and to ensure quality control among workers who are expected to use masks and gloves and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The eight remaining food distribution sites are Bunche Middle School; Cleveland Avenue Elementary School; Douglass High School; Hope-Hill Elementary School; King Middle School; Phoenix Academy, formerly Alonzo A. Crim High School; Sylvan Hills Middle School; and Young Middle School.
In an effort to practice preventative measures provided by health officials (click here for English or here for Spanish) to stop the spread of respiratory diseases such as COVID-19, the Whitefoord Health Clinics continue to be available to you for testing. To learn more about the District’s response to the impact of COVID-19 on the school community here: www.atlantapublicschools.us/coronavirus.