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Meals for Kids Interactive Map  

FNS Response to COVID-19
Summaries of USDA FNS actions taken to ease program operations.  

USDA COVID-19 Q&A Policy Memos
USDA Food and Nutrition Service has released a series of Q&A memos to provide clarification to meal service requirements during COVID-19 school closures.


FAQs: Child Nutrition Program Meal Service During COVID-19 Outbreaks  

Press Release: Secretary Perdue Announces Proactive Flexibilities to Feed Children When Schools Close—March 10, 2020
FNS Program Guidance on Human Pandemic Response USDA Assistance in Government-Wide Coronavirus Prevention Effort, February 28, 2020 (60 min)
Listen in to measures being taken in response to the coronavirus threat as part of an agency wide federal effort, with Secretary Sonny Perdue and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.  

USDA Child Nutrition Program State by State COVID-19 Waivers
USDA is updating which waivers have been issued for states.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Information for Communities, Schools and Businesses


The U.S. Food & Drug Administration released updated guidance on April 9, 2020
Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

U.S. Department of Education

COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel  

State Agency Guidance

Connecticut Department of Education released COVID-19 Considerations for Emergency Meal Service and Delivery  

Cooperative Extension Resources

New Jersey has a fact sheet on school meal distribution. These best practice suggestions for maintaining safe social distance while distributing school meals is based on guidance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as anecdotal reporting of successful approaches currently in use.

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