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RISD to modify meal pickup for winter

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With cold weather in the forecast for next week, Roswell Independent School District will modify its Grab ‘n’ Go meals program to keep staff out of the cold.

The serving times of 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday will remain the same, as will the 15 schools operating as serving sites.

The food service staff will move inside the entrances rather than being set up in the parking lots, Chad Cole, assistant superintendent for finance and operations, said at Thursday night’s meeting of the Roswell Independent School District school board.

Monday’s high temperature is forecast at 40 degrees with a 30% to 40% chance of rain and snow Monday through Tuesday night.

“In thinking about our central workers and food service staff out there for four hours a day each day, we’d like to work with our principals to put those folks inside the secure vestibule areas and front lobbies of our schools as the winter gets a little cooler,” Cole said.

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Tables will be placed in front of the buildings with signage instructing parents and guardians that meals will be brought out to the table.

“Staff will bring out meals as soon as cars drive up,” Cole said.

Two staff members will be at each site and will wear masks and gloves at all times. The staff will change gloves every half hour or as needed, and will sanitize door handles every half hour or as needed, according to information from the food service department.

When the temperature is warm enough, the doors will be kept open to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus or other germs on the door handles. 

More information will be posted on the district’s website, www.risd.k12.nm.us and the Facebook page.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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