COVID-19 Farmers Update 5/21/2020

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COVID-19 Farmers Update 5/21/2020

News today: 

Phase 2 Reopening in NC:

  • Section 6C of the Executive Order 141 moving NC to Phase 2 of reopening states that “restaurants may allow on-premises consumption of food and beverages. Restaurants must meet the sanitation requirements of this Section even if they are open only for take-out for delivery service.”
  • See the full Executive Order to understand how your restaurant or tasting room is affected under COVID-19.


Financial Resources:

Supply Chain:

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 5/15/2020:

  • North Carolina (11:15 a.m. EST): 20,860 confirmed positive/ 716 deaths
  • USA: (8:32 p.m. EST): 1,576,886 positive/ 94,688 deaths
  • World (3:30 p.m. EST): 5,101,400 positive/ 332,876 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