COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/15/2020
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COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/15/2020
Farm Safety: Responding to a COVID-19 outbreak on a farm:
- NC State University Resources on farm response to COVID-19 outbreaks
- Webinar May 19, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Responding to a COVID-19 Outbreak on the Farm
- NC Farmworker Health Program – Office of Rural Health, NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
- Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch- NC DHHS
- Agricultural Safety & Health Bureau – NC Department of Labor
- NC Community Health Center Association
- NC Agromedicine Institute
Learn the steps you should take if you have sick or exposed workers &/or workers that are showing symptoms of COVID-19:
- Hear about an upcoming opportunity for internet access for telehealth visits
- Find out where you can locate the most up to date & reliable information for yourself and your workers
- Understand what ‘contact tracing’ means, its purpose & your role in it
- Know what you should say or ask when contacting local providers & organizations
- Receive take-away’ s from other farms on their COVID-19 experiences
- Learn how to request cloth face coverings & other personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Ask to questions & share your thoughts about managing an on-farm outbreak
Others are welcome to join. First priority for questions will be given to growers. Unable to attend? Webinar will be recorded and posted/distributed afterwards. Email Robin Tutor Marcom firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link and share questions you’d like to have answered.
- Watch the NC State May 2020 virtual strawberry field day of the research at the Central Crops Research Station in Clayton, NC.
- The Small Business Association application portal for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) opened again, for farms only. See this fact sheet about the EIDL program.
- Grants for Urban Ag and Innovative Production. Read about the grant, how to apply, and eligibility.
- DHHS Updates Resources for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program.
Daily COVID-19 Update as of 5/15/2020:
- North Carolina (11:00 a.m. EST): 17,129 confirmed positive/ 641 deaths
- USA: (8:32 p.m. EST): 1,442,657 positive/ 87,530 deaths
- World (8:32 p.m. EST): 4,534,673 positive/ 290,269 deaths
Our first issue is out now. We highlight research from around the globe, shed light on the behind-the-scenes of extension, put NC State Horticulture graduate students into the spotlight, provide insightful tips into the science of farming, detail seasonal recipes, and many other things. Our next issue will highlight the NC Wine month and will come out at the end of May.
Other Helpful Resources:
COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension
Food Safety, NC State Extension
COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension
This post was created by Emma Volk and Mark Hoffmann