Starting next week, Fulton County Schools is reducing from three to one the number of days it’s handing out prepackaged meals for students who need them while taking classes online from home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Since March 23, the district has doled out the meals to students at 21 school sites on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, except during spring break (April 6 through 10), and it handed out meals at six sites March 16 through 20.

But because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has changed its stance on recommendations for employees reporting to work for essential functions, stating they should wear face masks, Fulton reduced the distribution frequency to Wednesdays only starting April 15. However, under this new policy, the district will hand out five days' worth of meals on Wednesdays, said Brian Noyes, a district spokesman.

In a news release, the district announced it made the change due to limited quantities of the masks.

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