COVID-19 Carteret County Government Update 10: School Lunch Delivery

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Released by Carteret County Human Resources Director Jaime Long at 5:09 pm March 17:

Carteret County Public Schools Interim Superintendent, Richie Paylor announced that on Wednesday March 18, 2020, the feeding program will add yellow bus delivery with elementary school buses running their regular bus routes.

The buses will load meals at 10:30 am from the elementary schools and depart utilizing their same schedule as an early release day. They will travel their normal route stopping and giving meals out to students.

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Elementary parents, please use the “Here Comes the Bus” app to see when the bus will be at their stop for meal delivery. Middle and High School parents will need to partner with an elementary neighbor to figure out bus delivery time as the “Here Come the Bus” app will only report to the elementary routes. This bus route delivery will replace the neighborhood delivery that took place yesterday and today.

Food will continue to be served at Beaufort Middle, Bogue Sound Elementary, Morehead Primary, Newport Elementary, Smyrna Elementary, and White Oak Elementary from 11 am to 1 pm each weekday.

The Carteret County Public Schools System will continue to monitor and adjust plans accordingly to continue to improve the process.


The new coronavirus causes a disease called COVID-19. Infected individuals may experience fever, cough, or breathing trouble. Though most will only experience mild symptoms, the disease can lead to severe illness or death in some patients, particularly the medically fragile.

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