According to a statement from the district, the employee distributed meals at Anderson Elementary School during the week of April 6-9 before developing coronavirus symptoms the following weekend. The district was notified that the employee had tested positive April 12.
The statement reads: "A Child Nutrition worker who had been assisting with meal distribution at Anderson Elementary last week, April 6-9, developed coronavirus-type symptoms over the weekend. We were notified late yesterday that the employee tested positive for COVID-19. As soon as we learned that the worker had symptoms, the district canceled meal distribution at Anderson Elementary and closed down the school so appropriate sanitation efforts can take place. We notified Harris County Public Health, and all workers at the site have been asked to self-quarantine for two weeks."
To minimize exposure, SISD also changed its meal distribution protocol beginning April 13 from offering daily pickup Monday-Friday to only offering semiweekly pickup on Mondays and Wednesdays. Additionally, moving forward SISD employees will only place bagged meals in the trunks or hatches of vehicles; no meals will be distributed through vehicle windows.
For more information about SISD's curbside meal distribution program, click here.