Municipal COVID-19 Food Access Policies

Local Government Policies to Support Food Access During the Covid-19 Pandemic – An Index

This index includes formal municipal policies* that accelerate, prioritize or facilitate food access during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergency periods through measures that:

a) exceed ordinary non-emergency-time policies; and/or

b) specifically prioritize health and/or equity considerations.

School district policies and other special board policies are not included. Policies that merely define food establishments, such as restaurants and grocery stores, as essential businesses or otherwise allow them to operate with or without modifications amid other business closures are also excluded unless they emphasize services for priority populations or access to fresh foods.

*Written laws, regulations, executive orders and organizational policies that have been formally adopted or passed by a government entity (including ordinances, resolutions, codified laws, and administrative policies).

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