A Christian County Public Schools Transportation Department employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was not a bus driver.
However, due to the employee’s interactions with others in the garage, CCPS has suspended meal deliveries by bus to students. Meal deliveries will now be conducted through other means.
The district was notified by the Christian County Health Department that the employee had tested positive. In a news release, the district stated that it took all precautions and guidelines from the health department.
The health department did not recommend the closure of the district's transportation or maintenance departments. However, the district has chosen to close both departments "out of an abundance of caution."
"These closures will not interrupt the district’s efforts to provide and deliver nutritious meals to students who need those meals during this crisis," A CCPS press release stated. "The meals will be delivered without the use of school buses or the assistance of Transportation Department employees."
The district requests that residents picking up or receiving meals follow social distancing guidelines for the safety of students, employees and the public.
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