COVID-19 CalFresh waiver extension and end of CalFresh interview waivers

California had three federal waivers for CalFresh because of COVID-19.  The federal waivers for not conducting a face-to-face interview even on request of the applicant, and not requiring requiring specific recording equipment for telephonic signatures are extended until the end of the COVID-19 national emergency.  However, the federal waiver for not conducting CalFresh  initial application and recertification interviews has not been extended.  As a result, counties must begin conducting initial application and recertification interviews no later than August 1, 2020.  For details about these waivers, see ACWDL April 2, 2020, summarized here, and ACWDL May 28, 2020, summarized here.  (ACWDL, July 16, 2020.)