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All content tagged with the term "covid19".

  • Senate Proposal 'Wholly Inadequate' to Address Needs of Babies and Children

    July 27, 2020 - News & Blog
    After two months of delay and with continued unreasonably high levels of unemployment and rising COVID-19 infections across the country, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and a number of Senate Republicans have unveiled a series of proposals that – taken together – are wholly inadequate to address the needs of infants and young children. With one-in-six families with children struggling to afford food, it is unconscionable to advance another relief package without robust nutrition assistance.

  • State Spotlight: Nebraska WIC Considers Challenges of Reopening Clinics

    July 27, 2020 - News & Blog
    Since March, WIC providers have been able to offer remote services to reduce exposure and minimize the risk of COVID-19 for participants and clinic staff. Nebraska is now moving toward its fourth phase of reopening, where social distancing is now considered a recommendation, not a requirement.

  • State Spotlight: New Mexico WIC Rolls Out Curbside Service

    July 20, 2020 - News & Blog
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WIC providers in New Mexico put their creativity to the test with the implementation of their new "curbside" clinic service. When stay-at-home orders were announced in New Mexico in March 2020, state WIC director Sarah Flores-Sievers had to quickly transition the way WIC provides nutrition and public health services to families

  • Reopening WIC: Additional Steps Need to Be Taken to Address Clinic Concerns

    June 22, 2020 - News & Blog
    As federal, state, and local governments plan for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, WIC staff and participants alike have expressed concern about whether WIC services are ready to normalize operations. In recognition of these difficulties, NWA has created resources to assist state and local WIC providers in thinking through different elements of reopening.

  • COVID-19 Resources

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