Grab-N-Go meals suspended at FBLGMS after worker tests positive for COVID-19

Guam Department of Education "Grab-N-Go" meal distribution. (PNC file photo)

The Guam Department of Education’s Grab N Go School Meals Program has served thousands of meals daily to the island’s children since it started back in March.

But the program at the F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School in Yigo has been suspended until further notice after one worker tested positive for COVID-19.

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Around 60 workers who helped distribute food at F.B. Leon Guerrero as part of GDOE’s Grab-N-Go school meals distribution program are being tested for COVID-19.

This decision comes after the department suspended the program starting Apr 30, Thursday at the school after a worker at the school tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The Joint Information Center says the worker was told of the results on Wednesday after being tested as part of contact tracing.

Workers who assist with the program include GDOE and Sodexo staff as well as Serve Guam Americorp volunteers.

GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez said the temporary suspension of operations at FBLG is being made out of an abundance of caution and will allow for the deep cleaning of the campus over the next several days.

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.

The Grab-N-Go program will continue at the remaining 11 sites this week. Participants are reminded to wear a mask and stay in their vehicles when picking up meals.