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THE FOLLOWING IN AN EMAIL FROM COUNTY MANAGER CHRIS COUDRIET TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SENT MONDAY MORNING:

Commissioners:

As of Monday morning, I want to share with you where we stand. The impacts remain isolated to social services in that last week the state directed that all counties begin accepting new applications for WIC and making benefits available.

New modifications include:

· Work First cash benefits and employment services are suspended;

o Work First household impact is 364 households;

o 281 are child-only cases;

o 83 are employment cases;

o Impact on households is between $181 to $324 per month

· Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance applications are suspended;

We continue to look at our plan daily and respond to changes made via federal and/or state directives. The changes note above are in addition to the suspensions made more than one week ago that included direct impacts to adult and child day care services.

If you have any questions or would like more clarification about any action we’ve taken to date, please let me know.

Regards,

Chris C.

Chris Coudriet | County Manager

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