One reason for the shift from daily to weekly food distribution was to limit the exposure that workers and families had to one another.
Since mid-March, the district has operated 10 food distribution sites where families could drive or walk up to receive meals. They also load school buses up with bagged meals and drive them out into the community.
While the Thomasville Heights and Washington sites will close, the food distribution will continue along bus routes in those neighborhoods.
Carstarphen announced that APS nurses have been deployed to the eight remaining food sites to do temperature checks of those working and to make sure employees are wearing masks and gloves and follow social distancing guidelines.
She said the district will shut down any sites where workers get sick and revise its distribution plan as necessary.
The eight remaining food sites are: Bunche Middle School, Cleveland Avenue Elementary School, Douglass High School, Hope-Hill Elementary School, King Middle School, Phoenix Academy, Sylvan Hills Middle School and Young Middle School.