Spring ISD Child Nutrition worker who distributed meals tests positive for coronavirus

A Spring ISD Child Nutrition worker who assisted with curbside meal distribution has tested positive for the coronavirus, SISD officials announced April 13. (Courtesy National Institutes of Health)
A Spring ISD Child Nutrition worker who assisted with curbside meal distribution has tested positive for the coronavirus, SISD officials announced April 13. (Courtesy National Institutes of Health)

A Spring ISD Child Nutrition worker who assisted with curbside meal distribution has tested positive for the coronavirus, SISD officials announced April 13. (Courtesy National Institutes of Health)

A Spring ISD Child Nutrition worker who assisted with curbside meal distribution has tested positive for the coronavirus, SISD officials confirmed April 13.

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.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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