PIERRE | The South Dakota Division of Social Providers (DSS) is asking the general public to utilize its on-line sources as a substitute of going out and risking publicity to COVID-19.
“Throughout these unprecedented occasions, the Division of Social Providers is strongly encouraging the usage of expertise to finish a number of the stuff you would usually do in individual at one in all our workplaces throughout the state,” mentioned DSS Cupboard Secretary Laurie Gill. “To your security and for the well being of our workers, please attempt to restrict your public interactions and reap the benefits of the various on-line capabilities DSS gives.”
The DSS workplaces in South Dakota communities will stay closed to the general public from Monday, March 23, to Friday, March 27, however Gill mentioned that doesn’t imply work isn’t being achieved.
“DSS has devoted workers all through the division who’ve been and can stay laborious at work to serve our buyer’s wants,” Gill mentioned. “We are going to proceed to do the issues essential to assist South Dakota households through the COVID-19 pandemic together with processing purposes for the Supplemental Diet Help Program (SNAP), Medicaid, the Youngsters’s Well being Insurance coverage Program (CHIP), little one care help, and the Low Earnings Power Help Program (LIEAP); receiving and disbursing little one assist funds; responding to studies of kid abuse and neglect; processing funds for households and services caring for youngsters; answering questions and issues; and a myriad of different important features.”