Citing public health guidance and the rapid increase in local COVID-19 cases, Houston ISD will begin restricting access to all district facilities July 3-19.

In addition, the district is shutting down most of its cubside meal distribution sites, with the exception of five locations.

“These new measures are imperative for the health and safety of our students and staff. Every decision we make has them in mind,” HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said in a news release. “I urge you all to please be safe in the coming weeks—stay home when you can, wash your hands, and wear a mask if you must go out.”

With the restrictions, all athletic practices and in-person summer school sessions have been canceled. Students can keep their assigned laptops until the fall rather than return them to campus, the district said.

Virtual services will continue, and limited on-site activity, including monitoring buildings and ongoing construction projects, will continue. Employees have until July 2 to gather any materials they need from offices and classrooms before the lockdown begins.

The curbside meal program will continue at the Sam Houston Math Science and Technology Center, Revere Middle School and Kashmere, Chavez, and Milby high schools during the hiatus.

For the remaining 37 summer meal sites that will be closed, families will be able to receive a six-day supply of meals July 2.