Here’s what you need to know during the partial government shutdown:
- WIC REMAINS OPEN DURING THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. WIC state agencies have enough reserve funding to remain open until the end of March. Please be assured that WIC offices will maintain normal schedule, appointments will not be cancelled, and staff will be available to assist you.
- WIC AUTHORIZED STORES WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT WIC CHECKS. WIC authorized stores must accept and redeem WIC checks while federal funding is available.
- WE ENCOURAGE OUR WIC PARTICIPANTS TO CONTINUE TO SHOP WITH THEIR WIC CHECKS. WIC transactions at the grocery stores will be processed normally.
WE ARE CLOSELY MONITORING THE SITUATION AND WILL SHARE INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
Read the full letter from the California Department of Public Health below.