The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said Friday that it’s extending waivers that allow school meals to be free for all students through the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.
Schools will be able to continue providing meals to students who are not physically in school, including allowing parents to pick up meals at no cost.
“As our nation recovers and reopens, we want to ensure that children continue to receive the nutritious breakfasts and lunches they count on during the school year wherever they are, and however they are learning,” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said in a statement.
– New daily high number of cases worldwide, WHO says
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced a new record high of daily COVID-19 cases worldwide, according to The Associated Press.
WHO officials said 350,766 new cases were reported, which is a jump of almost 12,000 cases from the record set earlier in the week, according to the AP.