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COLQUITT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
VACCINE UPDATE as of January 21, 2021.
MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) – As schools across southwest Georgia begin rapidly adopting online and distance learning, United Way is also providing virtual education.
In light of the coronavirus, United Way’s Character Playbook now has digital learning.
K-12 grade students can engage in game-based lessons and other instructions to help build relationships and mental wellness.
Caroline Horne, the CEO of United Way in Colquitt County, said she believes this is an ideal time for students to focus on their mental well-being.
“It just gives them something to do that’s not here strictly literacy and math. It’s more, some of them are like, ‘This is how we are with our friends and here’s how working out can help you to be a happier person,’” explained Caroline.
The online education is free to all students.
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309 3rd Street, SE
Moultrie, Ga. 31768
Food distribution dates and times are as follows:
Individual donations can be dropped off at the Food Bank as well. Canned goods will be needed, along with paper items and other non-perishable items. Volunteers are needed. If you wish to volunteer at the Food Bank, please call 229-985-7725 for information.
Colquitt County Schools Implement Phase 2 Meal Contingency Plan
MOULTRIE, GEORGIA – March 19, 2020 – Colquitt County School Nutrition will implement Phase 2 of its Coronavirus Meal Contingency Plan on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The USDA approved the Multiple Day Meal Plan for all children 18 years of age and younger.
Phase 2 Meal Contingency Plan – Meal Distribution Schedule
• Date: March 25, 2020
• Location: Willie J. Williams Middle School – 950 4th Street SW, Moultrie, GA
• Times: 1:00-2:00 pm and 5:00-6:00 pm – Drive thru pick-up only.
• Campus Location: Back of school bus loop located near Mack Tharpe Football Stadium. Enter on West side of the stadium (Sixth Street) parking lot, loop through back bus lane, exit near Colquitt County Arts Center, watch for signs.
• **Students are only allowed to pick up meals ONCE per day.
• Students MUST BE PRESENT to receive meals.
• Meals will not be made available to adults, only provided to children below the age of 18.
• Each student will receive five breakfast meals and five lunch meals at time of distribution. Each meal will include all USDA required components.
Colquitt County School Nutrition is not responsible nor held liable for the quality or safe handling practices of the meals once distributed to individuals. Safety guidelines will be included with each meal served.
“After much thought and detailed planning, it was decided that the USDA Multiple Day Meal Plan would work best for students and Colquitt County School Nutrition. By implementing this meal service, it allows students/parents the opportunity to obtain meals for an extended time versus traveling each day to obtain meals. This plan also allows for less social exposure for all, as recommended by government and health officials. Each student will receive five breakfast meals and five lunch meals. Wednesday was determined to be the best distribution day due to the fact that this will allow for meal provisions throughout the weekend, while other agencies are not serving. Late afternoon pick up also allows working parents the opportunity to pick up meals with their children. Future plans regarding meal availability will be determined based on participation and product availability. It is our desire to offer the Multiple Day Meal Plan for as long as product availability will allow. We will continue to update information for the public each week as plans are confirmed. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while organized planning took place. We look forward to seeing the students on Wednesday, March 25th. God bless,“ commented Monika W. Griner, School Nutrition Director.
Individuals needing information, meals or other services may contact the SOWEGA Council on Aging’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection at 1-800-282-6612
The SOWEGA Council on Aging senior centers will be closed March 16-27.
All centers are closed to the public and all events are cancelled. Existing senior center congregate participants will receive a warm meal delivered to their home daily or it will be available for pick-up.
The agency is determining closures on a week-to-week basis and is monitoring COVID-19 developments closely.