The ECESD has made the very difficult decision that our community feeding program must be suspended for a minimum of two weeks, effective immediately.
We have greatly enjoyed providing meals to our community and have taken great care to ensure the health of all involved. This decision does not come lightly as we understand how important such programs are.
Unfortunately, an employee recently tested positive for COVID-19. While this employee was not involved in this week's meal service, we are required to have other employees who may have come in contact with this employee to self-quarantine until such time that they test negative and are released to come back to work.
Due to the intensity and time involved in preparing the meals, we do not currently have an adequate number of qualified staff to continue the program. In two weeks, we will look at our staffing levels and determine if the program can restart. During this time, we will be thoroughly cleaning & disinfecting all of our food service facilities. Please check our Facebook and this website for updates. There are other sites in Imperial County that are providing this invaluable service. You can find a list and map of these locations at: https://www.icoe.org/news/meal-distribution-map-during-school-closures