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New and Extended COVID-19 Waivers Through SY2020-2021

Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Denise Di Mare
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US Department of Agriculture announced on June 25, 2020 the extension of multiple COVID-19 emergency feeding waivers through the end of School Year 2020/2021. 

School nutrition professionals must overhaul operations as states and local districts plan a variety of vastly different learning models next school year, from distance learning to modified daily and weekly student schedules. The extension of the following COVID-19 regulatory waivers through next school year will allow school meal programs to continue grab-and-go meal pick up for distance learners, serve meals to students in the classroom or adjust meal service in the event of sudden COVID-19 school closures:

Additionally, USDA announced a new waiver to address offer versus serve requirements at the high school level.  Details are being reviewed on the impacts of this waiver.