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South, West Side Students Can Bring Home COVID-19 Safety Kits Tuesday

The kits will be distributed to 1,000 CPS families Tuesday.

A sign for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 is posted at Randolph School in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood on January 4, 2021.
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WASHINGTON PARK — Chicago Public School students attending several south and west side schools will be given home safety kits during a special giveaway Tuesday.

Food service supplier and CPS partner SodexoMagic is sponsoring the giveaway, which targets elementary schools in underserved communities with high COVID-19 positivity rates.

Students at George Washington, Ruiz, Brunson, Beasley, White and Clay Elementary will receive a kit containing a box of disposable masks, a full-size bottle of hand sanitizer and travel-size wipes, disinfectant wipes, cleaning solution, a reusable microfiber towel, a notecard with CDC COVID-19 guidelines and Wholegrain Chat Snax Graham Cookies.

The schools were selected based on need in preparation for a safe return to in-person learning. Families will be able to pick up the kits during dismissal time.

Helping students stay safe outside of school will “help keep everyone safe,” said a SodexoMagic spokesperson, who added that the giveaway is part of their ongoing effort to improve the quality of life for students and families.

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