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DCFS temporarily closes offices to visitors due to COVID-19

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Posted at 8:50 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 09:51:34-04

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announced on Tuesday that all offices would temporarily close to visitors due to the changing circumstances involving COVID-19.

Services will instead be conducted by phone, email and online beginning Tuesday, March 17, until futher notice, according to a release.

DCFS says that face-to-face appointments will be rescheduled or conducted by phone with clients to limit any potential exposure to the disease.

Louisiana residents are asked to continue to access information via the following channels:

DCFS says they are continuing to monitor the developments and safety recommendations related to COVID-19.

The Department began instituting remote work for their employees on Monday, March 16.

DCFS officials also say that the federal government has not authorized any emergency or disaster SNAP benefits at this time.

However, they are encouraging anyone who doesn't get benefits now to apply - because with changes in working hours and closures, you may be eligible now.

Read more: DCFS: No disaster SNAP; how to get in touch