SP 08-2020 Meal Service During COVID19 Q&A
Subject: U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memorandum, SP 08-2020, SFSP 04-2020: Child Nutrition Program Meal Service During Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks
Dear Program Operators:
On March 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued Policy Memorandum SP 08-2020, SFSP 04-2020: Child Nutrition Program Meal Service During Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks. This policy memo outlines how schools, child care institutions, and community organizations can continue to provide reimbursable meals to low-income children during school closures related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). School food authorities (SFA) must submit their waiver request to the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division by email at SNPINFO@cde.ca.gov.
For more information about meal service during novel coronavirus outbreaks, please see the USDA Questions and Answers document (PDF).
A management bulletin will not be forthcoming.
If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the following programs:
School Nutrition Programs (SNP)
- Steve Yokoi, Northern SNP Unit Manager, by phone at 916-322-5117 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Meal Programs (SMP)
- Jeannine Cook, Summer Meals Unit Manager, by phone at 916-322-2146 or by email at email@example.com.