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Summary of Current COVID-19 Child Nutrition Program Response Nationwide Waivers
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The table conveniently details all of the nationwide waivers issued to date by the USDA in response to the coronavirus.

For each of the 47 nationwide waivers and waiver extensions issued to date, this resource provides the waiver number, the title, programs to which it applies, its release date, the end date, a brief summary of what the waiver does, and additional notes and caveats. It also includes the Q&A memoranda issued by the USDA to provide clarification and additional guidance around the nationwide waivers and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was recently updated to include a list of waivers by expiration date to help track various extensions.

This summary was last updated on 9/02/2020.

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FAQs on Child Nutrition Program Options During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Looking for information on your options for feeding kids during school closures and through the summer?

Now that the school year has ended, some of the program options have changed, but many waivers remain in place. The original FAQ on serving meals during coronavirus-related school and child care closures was recently overhauled and turned in to a separate resource on serving meals during summer 2020. The original FAQ is still posted here for reference along with the summer 2020 FAQ.

The new summer 2020 FAQ answers questions on general program requirements and flexibilities, who is eligible to receive meals, what types or organizations can be a summer meals program sponsor or site, monitoring and visit requirements, menus and meal options, the waiver request process, and the relationship between child nutrition programs and Pandemic EBT.

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