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Map shows places where kids can get meals during school closures

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Posted at 9:33 AM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 14:48:07-04

The Michigan Department of Education has received a federal waiver that will allow children to eat meals at schools during unanticipated school closures.

The state also released a map that will be updated twice each day with locations where students can get meals while schools are closed.

VIEW THE MAP HERE

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The meals are available to all children at no cost. Under the waiver, they would not be required to be served in a group setting.

The waiver assists Michigan school food service staff to make sure kids receive meals during the state-wide school closures announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Under the waiver, there are several options available for serving meals to students. One option is to allow parents and children to pick up meals at a designated location. Another is to deliver meals to school bus stops.

There are currently 25 positive cases of coronavirus in Michigan.