According to an afternoon robocall from Superintendent Eddie Lawrence, the Northampton County School system has temporarily suspended its food program after employees became exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

The school district is consulting with the Virginia Department of Health about the program’s status and how it can proceed.    The Food Bank of the Eastern Shore will continue to distribute food, and instructional learning packets will be available for pickup at all school locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lawrence offered its thoughts and prayers to victims of the coronavirus and their families and encouraged residents to be safe.

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