Changes for supplemental food program in Douglas and Sarpy

WIC changes to begin on April 1
Posted at 11:52 AM, Mar 31, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Health Department (DHCD) says there will be some changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Local WIC offices in Douglas/Sarpy County will continue to provide services to our WIC families and new enrollees during this pandemic,” said Sarah Hortman, supervisor of Douglas/Sarpy County WIC. “To protect our WIC participants and staff during this time, beginning April 1, 2020, and until further notice, we are offering program benefits only through remote services over the phone.”

The DHCD says while things may be changing, it will not impact their commitment to serving clients in Douglas and Sarpy County.

Regulations for the delivery of WIC services have been loosened which will allow a reduction in possible exposure, the department says.

WIC appointments can now be made over the phone.

Anyone who wants more information on the changes or wants to check their eligibility is urged to call their local WIC office or (402) 444-1770.

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