Round Rock ISD employee who worked curbside meal distribution tests positive for COVID-19

A Round Rock ISD employee who prepared and distributed curbside meals at Anderson Mill Elementary School in Northwest Austin has tested positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
A Round Rock ISD employee who prepared and distributed curbside meals at Anderson Mill Elementary School in Northwest Austin has tested positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

A Round Rock ISD employee who prepared and distributed curbside meals at Anderson Mill Elementary School in Northwest Austin has tested positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

A Round Rock ISD employee who prepared and distributed curbside meals at Anderson Mill Elementary School in Northwest Austin has tested positive for COVID-19, the district announced April 6.

“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,” RRISD Superintendent Steve Flores said in the April 6 news release.

According to the district, the employee last distributed meals March 31. The district in its statement said all employees who worked alongside the employee have been instructed to quarantine for the next 14 days.

RRISD said it will continue distributing food at Anderson Mill Elementary School with a new team of employees. The school was sanitized and cleaned over the April 4-5 weekend.

In its April 6 statement, RRISD said all district employees distributing food are required to wear face coverings moving forward. Food service workers have been required to wear gloves to prepare and distribute food and sanitize the food preparation area, the district said.



Community Impact Newspaper will update this article as more information becomes available.

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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