Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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Call the KY Department for Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at (800) 722-5725 or visit its COVID-19 webpage.

More information also is available on KDE’s COVID-19 webpage.

School and Community Nutrition

COVID-19 Resources for Child Nutrition Programs

Published: 8/4/2020 11:04 AM

Resources for Families

The closing of schools due to COVID-19 is preventing many of Kentucky's students from the meals they rely on. Schools and private non-profit organizations are working around the clock to meet this need for students with as many options as possible.

 

Feeding Sites
We have more than 2,000 feeding sites across Kentucky serving students. Use our Searchable Feeding Site List to find a location site near you, by county. 

 

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Cards

All students that have lost access to free or reduced price meals at school are eligible to receive a P-EBT card with funds to spend on food at home for students. 

 

Resources for Districts/Sponsors

School and Community Nutrition (SCN) is working closely with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide guidance and flexibilities as quickly as possible. 

  
Guidance and FAQs

For Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) questions contact Cathy.Gallagher@education.ky.gov. For National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) questions contact Kathyn.Embree@education.ky.gov.​​

Please review the SCN COVID-19 FAQs for all other sponsor frequently asked questions.

SCN COVID-19 FAQs

SCN COVID-19 Consolidated Guidance 

USDA COVID-19 SFSP and SSO Meal Delivery Using Existing Authority

Kentucky Instructions – Assistance for completion of the Baylor Meals-to-You application

 

Approved National Waivers - Reopening School Year 2020-2021

 

Approved State Waivers

Non-Congregate Waiver Approval (March 13, 2020)

 

Approved National Waivers

COVID-19 Monitoring Nationwide Waiver CACFP Sponsor (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Monitoring Nationwide Waiver CACFP State (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Monitoring Nationwide Waiver Schools (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Monitoring Nationwide Waiver SFSP Sponsors (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Monitoring Nationwide Waiver SFSP State (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 CEP Deadlines Nationwide Waiver (March 25, 2020)

COVID-19 Meal Pattern Nationwide Waiver (March 25, 2020)

COVID-19 Meal Pattern Nationwide Waiver - EXTENSION (April 21, 2020)

COVID-19 Parent Pickup Nationwide Waiver (March 25, 2020)

COVID-19 Afterschool Activity Nationwide Waiver (March 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Meal Times Nationwide Waiver (March 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Meal Times Nationwide Waiver - EXTENSION (April 21, 2020)

COVID-19 Non-Congregate Nationwide Waiver (March 20, 2020)

COVID-19 SFSP Closed Enrolled Nationwide Waiver.pdf  (April 21, 2020)

COVID-19 SFSP First Week SIte Visits Nationwide Waiver.pdf (April 21, 2020)

COVID-19 SFSP OVS Nationwide Waiver.pdf (April 21, 2020)

COVID-19 Unanticipated School Closures Nationwide Waiver – Extension (April 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Meal Times Nationwide Waiver - Extension (May 14, 2020)

COVID-19 Non-Congregate Nationwide Waiver - Extension (May 14, 2020)

COVID-19 Parent Pickup Nationwide Waiver - Extension (May 14, 2020)

COVID-19 Third Meal Pattern Nationwide Waiver - Extension (May 14, 2020)

COVID-19 Monitoring Nationwide Waiver School Response #9 EOP Passback (June 5, 2020)

 
USDA Policy Memos

SP-08 SFSP 04-2020 - Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks

SP-08 SFSP 04-2020 Attachment - Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks

SP11-2020, CACFP 06-2020, SFSP 05-2020 – Questions and Answers related to the Child Nutrition Program Monitoring and Reporting Nationwide Waivers

SP12-2020 – Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during COVID-19

SP13-2020 – Child Nutrition Program Nationwide Waivers: Questions and Answers

SP14-2020 – Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks: Q&A #3

SP15-2020, CACFP09-2020, SFSP08-2020 - Child Nutrition Program Meal Service During Novel Coronavirus Q&A #4

SP 18-2020, SFSP 10-2020: SFSP and National School Lunch SSO Nationwide Waivers – Questions and Answers 

SP 19-2020 – FFVP During COVID-19: Questons and Answers #2

SP20-2020, CACFP 11-2020, SFSP 11-2020 – Questions and Answers on the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Unanticipated School Closure Operations through June 3 

SP 21-2020, CACFP 12-2020, SFSP 12-2020 – Questions and Answers related to FSMC Company Contracts and Allowable Costs during the COVD-19 Pandemic

  
Food Safety Resources

FAQs from the Food and Drug Administration regarding the Novel Coronavirus

Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety

SFSP and SSO Shelf Stable Menu

Best Practices: Food Takeout & Delivery during a Health Emergency

Guidance on Donation of Leftover Foods in the CNP

CACFP Child and Adult Care Guidance

 

News from the Kentucky Department of Education

USDA grants waiver to allow Kentucky schools to serve students off-site meals (March 14, 2020)

KDE highlights USDA meals for children during school closure for COVID-19 (April 7, 2020)


Cathy Gallagher
Office of Finance and Operations
Division of School and Community Nutrition
2 Hudson Hollow Rd., Suite B
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5625 Ext. 4933
Fax (502) 564-5519
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