MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday all public schools across the state would close from Wednesday until April 6th. The hope is by having the schools closed, it could prevent the spread of the virus.
Despite the closures, some Montgomery Public Schools will begin providing free meals to students who rely on their schools to feed them during the day. Those meals will start Monday.
The following locations will provide the meals:
- Bellingrath Middle School
- Brewbaker Middle School
- Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
- Carr Middle School
- Chisholm Elementary School
- Crump Elementary School
- Dalraida Elementary School
- E.D. Nixon Elementary School
- Floyd Middle Magnet School
- Johnson Elementary School
- McKee Middle School
- Martin Luther King Elementary School
- Pintlala Elementary School
- Southlawn Middle School
- T.S. Morris Elementary School
- Wares Ferry Elementary School
The school system says the sites will serve breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Those meals will be available for free for anyone 18 and under regardless of what school they attend.
MPS says no paperwork is required but students must be present in order to receive meals. These meals are for pick-up only. Students will not be allowed to eat at the schools.
State officials today also announced a new, toll-free number for people who develop symptoms and need to be tested. For more on how to get tested, you can call 1-888-264-2256.