WIC family alerts

 
Romaine Lettuce Recall
If you have already bought romaine lettuce or products containing romaine lettuce, including bagged salads, whole heads, hearts, salad mixes or prepared salads and cannot confirm the source, throw them away and do not eat them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that people have become ill after eating romaine lettuce grown or originating from the winter growing areas of Yuma, Arizona. This region generally supplies romaine lettuce to the U.S. during November - March each year. No specific grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been identified at this time. For more information, go to www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm604254.htm.
 
Posted April 23, 2018
 
We continue to hear concerns from local agencies and their participants about the leaked memo regarding immigration status and public charge. Please see this NWA frequently asked questions (FAQ) for more information. As a reminder, WIC clinics and agencies do not inquire or collect information about a participant’s immigration or citizenship status. The proposed rule has not gone into effect and is not national policy. Colorado WIC and the National WIC Association are monitoring the proposal, and will post updates as they arise.
 
Posted Feb. 15, 2018

 

WIC clinics operating normally
The government shutdown ended Friday. Clinics are now operating normally and issuing benefits.
 
El cierre del gobierno terminó el viernes. Las clínicas de Colorado WIC funcionan normalmente y expiden beneficios.

Posted Feb. 9, 2018

 

Colorado WIC services, benefits still available, despite February 8 government shutdown

Colorado WIC continues to provide food and clinic services as usual, despite the February 8 government shutdown. Colorado WIC families can be assured there is funding to continue WIC services for several weeks. You should continue to purchase your WIC foods and keep your clinic appointments. As more develops on the shutdown, WIC will keep you informed. Check back here or call your local clinic.

Colorado WIC se compromete a proporcionar alimentos y servicios en la clínica, como siempre, a pesar de informes de un cierre del gobierno. Por el momento, contamos con fondos suficientes para seguir ofreciendo los servicios WIC. Puede continuar comprando sus alimentos de WIC y asistiendo a sus citas de la clínica. WIC lo mantendrá informado acerca de todo impacto que pudiera tener sobre usted un posible cierre del gobierno. Visite aquí o llame a la clínica más cercana.

Posted Feb. 8, 2018

​Government reopens until Feb. 8, Colorado WIC benefits, services available

Monday, January 22, 2018 -- Congressional leaders are predicting the government will reopen Tuesday. The Senate passed a temporary spending bill to end the government shutdown, providing funding through February 8 while Congress continues to debate passage of the 2018 federal budget. Both House and Senate approved the bill, and it must now be signed by the president.

Colorado WIC benefits and services remained in place during the weekend shutdown and there currently is enough funding to continue WIC services. WIC wants to reassure participants that they can continue to buy WIC foods and keep clinic appointments. Retailers are encouraged to continue to accept Colorado WIC transactions.

Posted January 22, 2018

Colorado WIC remains open, despite Jan. 20 government shutdown

Colorado WIC continues to provide food and clinic services as usual, despite the January 20 government shutdown. Colorado WIC families can be assured there is funding to continue WIC services for several weeks. You should continue to purchase your WIC foods and keep your clinic appointments. As more develops on the shutdown, WIC will keep you informed. Check back here or call your local clinic.

Colorado WIC se compromete a proporcionar alimentos y servicios en la clínica, como siempre, a pesar de informes de un cierre del gobierno. Por el momento, contamos con fondos suficientes para seguir ofreciendo los servicios WIC. Puede continuar comprando sus alimentos de WIC y asistiendo a sus citas de la clínica. WIC lo mantendrá informado acerca de todo impacto que pudiera tener sobre usted un posible cierre del gobierno. Visite aquí o llame a la clínica más cercana.

Posted Jan. 19, 2018

​Extension of funding to Jan. 19, 2018

Congress passed a three-week funding bill December 21, approving a continuing resolution (CR) to extend government funding to January 19, 2018. This keeps the government open, buying them more time to agree on a budget deal into the new year.

Currently, WIC offices should remain open as usual and WIC participants should continue to keep their appointments and use their benefits. Participants should be assured that their benefits continue to be available. Local agencies will hear from the State WIC office if and when there will be any impact to WIC operations.

Posted Dec. 22, 2017

Extension of funding to Dec. 22

Congress passed a two-week funding bill Dec. 7, approving a continuing resolution (CR) to extend government funding to Dec 22. This keeps the government open past the previous Dec. 8 deadline, buying them two more weeks to agree on a budget deal before the end of the year. Senators approved the measure on a 81-14 vote, soon after the House passed it 235-193. 

Currently, WIC offices should remain open as usual and WIC participants should continue to keep their appointments and use their benefits. Local agencies will hear from the State WIC office if and when there will be any impact to WIC operations.

Posted December 12, 2017

Congress Approves Continuing Resolution
The House passed a continuing resolution September 8 to keep the government funded at FY17 levels. Should any budgetary changes affect WIC, clinics and families will be notified ahead of time. The resolution keeps WIC funding in place for 2017 as part of a package combined with lifting the debt ceiling and providing emergency relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey. This action eliminates the threat of a government shutdown for now, though much work remains to be done before December to pass FY18 appropriations into law. WIC families can be assured that they can continue to receive WIC food benefits and WIC services through the end of 2017. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local WIC clinic.
 
Posted September 11, 2017