Coronavirus WIC Update
WIC is helping keep clients safe and healthy during this pandemic. Most clinics are able to serve clients remotely for many types of appointments. Please call your clinic before coming in to see what adjustments they are making. You may not need to be seen in person. E-WIC cards can be mailed or picked up curbside. If your clinic is doing in-person appointments, masks may be required. Please make sure all family members are feeling well and you have not been exposed to COVID-19. We encourage all eligible family members to get vaccinated.
Some local health department WIC Schedules may have been adjusted or reduced during the pandemic. WIC staff, as public health employees, are also supporting their local health departments in COVID-19 vaccine administration. Check your local health department’s website for any updated information. We appreciate your patience during this busy time!
We know these have been difficult times. State and local WIC staff are working hard to serve you efficiently. We appreciate your participation in WIC. Please keep yourselves and your family members protected and safe!
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING DOCUMENTS ELECTRONICALLY
If your clinic asks you to send them documentation for your appointment, the following guidelines will help protect your personal information as much as possible. There is always a risk when personal identifying information is shared online. If you have concerns, speak with the clinic staff. You may have the option to mail in copies of your documents. Consider the following tips:
- Use secure or encrypted email if possible. Clinic staff may be able to start an encrypted email thread with you.
- Use a live video app to show your proofs to the clinic staff rather than sending them online.
- When submitting documents through a less secure method (standard email, text, etc.) avoid sending birth certificates; it is recommended to obscure Driver License numbers with a piece of tape, etc.; NEVER submit a document with a visible Social Security Number.
- Flexibility will be allowed to accept other documents containing the name and date of birth of the applicant/participant as a form of ID.