Grab-N-Go at Astumbo Elementary closed until further notice

Astumbo Elementary School is one of 12 Grab-N-Go School Meal sites that distribute no-cost meals to children ages 18 and below every weekday.

From chicken nuggets to pizza, the Guam Department of Education’s Grab-N-Go school meals program has helped feed thousands of island children since it started in March.

But after a worker tested positive for COVID-19, the program at the Astumbo Elementary School in Dededo has been closed until further notice.

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Guam Department of Education Superintendent Jon Fernandez has closed the Astumbo Elementary school until further notice after the agency was informed that a Grab-N-Go School Meal Program worker tested positive for COVID-19.

The Dededo school is one of 12 Grab-N-Go sites where families can receive free meals from Monday through Friday for their children.

GDOE learned that the worker tested positive as part of contact tracing on Saturday and the school has been closed to allow for deep cleaning of the campus.

Testing of the remaining personnel will be coordinated by Public Health, according to the Joint Information Center.

The JIC says that daily precautions are being taken at the program’s distribution sites, including daily sanitization of the school facilities and requiring workers to wear masks and gloves.

With Astumbo closed, meals can still be picked up at the remaining 11 Grab-N-Go distribution sites this week from 11 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon.

Astumbo Elementary parents can pick up summer Grab-N-Go learning packets at the Finegayan Elementary School from Monday to Wednesday from 11 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon until further notice.