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Philadelphia Schools Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. on Saturday released a list of 30 meal pickup locations for families who depend on school-provided breakfast and lunch service while schools are closed.
An inaccurate map had circulated on social media recently, Hite said. He cautioned residents against misinformation from nonofficial sources during the coronavirus pandemic.
The city also will be opening 50 locations, in recreation centers and other city-owned facilities, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to “provide safe spaces where students can drop-in for activities.” The locations will serve meals at 3 p.m.
Managing Director Brian Abernathy also announced Saturday that the Free Library of Philadelphia will close to the public at the end of the day. All Free Library locations will be closed through March 29, at which point officials will reevaluate.