Updated March 17: New Lunch Pickup Times and Locations Set

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The original information below was also sent out by county emergency services as COVID-19 update number 6.

March 17 Update: Today meals will again be offered free of charge to anyone in the county 18 years of age or younger. These meals will be available each weekday at six school sites and at six neighborhood locations.

Meals can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Beaufort Middle School, Bogue Sound Elementary School, Down East Middle School, Morehead City Primary School, Newport Elementary School and White Oak Elementary School.

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Meals will also be available for pick up at the following times at these locations:

  • 12:30-1 p.m. – Blue Point Bay Apartments, 201 Old Murdoch Rd, Morehead City
  • 11-11:45 a.m. – Carteret Court Apartments, 510 Carteret Ave, Beaufort
  • 11:30 a.m.-12 noon – Crystal Coast Apartments, 2109 Mayberry Loop Rd, Morehead City
  • 11-11:25 a.m. – East Carolina Housing Authority – Macon Court Apartments, 2204 Bay St., Morehead City
  • 11:50-12:15 p.m. – Eastport at the Park, 498 Campen Rd, Beaufort;
  • 12:20-1 p.m. – Beaufort Housing Authority, 716 Mulberry St., Beaufort

More meal plans and methods of distribution will be announced soon. We appreciate the school system’s Child Nutrition staff members for acting so quickly and getting this meal plan in place.

INFORMATION BELOW THIS POINT MAY BE OUT OF DATE

First Update March 16: The school system will serve free lunch to any county resident age 18 years or younger. Children do not have to be enrolled in Carteret County Public Schools.

Meals can be picked up from 11 am to 1 pm starting Monday at the following locations except where noted otherwise:

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  • Beaufort Middle School
  • Bogue Sound Elementary School
  • Down East Middle School
  • Morehead City Primary School
  • Newport Elementary School
  • White Oak Elementary School (BEGINNING TUESDAY)
  • Blue Point Bay Apartments, 201 Old Murdoch Rd, Newport
  • Carteret Court Apartments, 510 Carteret Ave, Beaufort
  • Crystal Coast Apartments, 2109 Mayberry Loop Rd, Morehead City
  • East Carolina Housing Authority, 2204 Bay St., Morehead City
  • Eastport at the Park, 498 Campen Rd, Beaufort
  • Beaufort Housing Authority, 716 Mulberry St., Beaufort.

There is a possibility of adding other meal drop off locations.

Original Story March 15: Carteret County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Richie Paylor released a statement Sunday afternoon on school closures due to the new coronavirus:

Schools across the state are closed through at least March 30. Please know our focus continues to be on our students, our employees and all their families, with health and well being at the top of the list.

Students may go to their school tomorrow, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to pick up personal items and any prescribed medications. The time students are at the school should be short and students should be focused on the task at hand – getting their personal items. If your student cannot get to school tomorrow, please call the school office to make other arrangements to pick up belongings.

Meals will be provided free of charge as usual to students. These meals will be available each weekday at five school sites and at six neighborhood locations beginning tomorrow, Monday. Meals can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Beaufort Middle School, Bogue Sound Elementary School, Down East Middle School, Morehead City Primary School and Newport Elementary School, as well as Carteret County Apartments in Beaufort, Crystal Coast Apartments in Newport, East Carolina Housing Authority in Morehead City, Eastport at the Park in Beaufort, Beaufort Housing Authority in Beaufort, and Blue Point Bay Apartments in Newport. Students will be given a lunch and breakfast for the next day each day. There is a possibility of adding other meal drop off locations.

Additional information about course work will be provided later in the week.

As state officials continue to note, this is an unprecedented event and it is constantly changing. Your patience is appreciated.

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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