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


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Other Helpful Resources:

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

Food Safety, NC State Extension

COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension

NCDA&CS COVID-19 Resources and important Documents

This post was created by Emma Volk and Mark Hoffmann

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Mark Hoffmann, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Mark HoffmannSmall Fruits Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor, Strawberry and Grape Call Dr. Mark E-mail Dr. Mark Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Posted on May 21, 2020
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