Louisiana public schools have shut down statewide to prevent the further spread of coronavirus — but that isn’t stopping local schools from providing the meals that many students rely on daily. School officials were able to unlock federal funding for summer meals and an increasing number of schools throughout the city will be able to provide breakfast and lunch to students.

On Monday morning, parents and students picked up meals at Paul Habans Charter School, along with two weeks of lesson plans. It was evident that ‘social distancing’, or limiting interactions with others and maintaining space to prevent the virus’ spread, was on people’s minds.

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