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COVID-19 UPDATE June 25, 2020

CCE Wayne is in the process of opening the office for more staff and volunteers.  Attached below is our building safety plan.  We are taking extra precautions for the safety of staff, volunteers and participants as we slowly work to open up the office some more.  While the office did not officially close at any time during the last several months, most staff were working from home and no visitors to the office were allowed. To view our safety plan, please click here. If you have any questions, please call the office 315-331-8415 or email Beth. We hope to welcome you back soon!  Stay in touch for the official opening date.

Information on creating safety plans and guidance from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is posted to our  "Updates" page, scroll to the bottom of the page to see guidance documents and links to sample plans - for farm and non farm businesses. For farms with a food safety plan or GAPS plan, the "safety plan" is different and is an additional requirement due to COVID.

Face masks and hand sanitizer are available for agriculture production farms.  Please read the email from  Beth for a link to a survey of need for Round #2 of face masks and sanitizer distribution.

A listing of local food sources from farms and Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) - buy local now! 

The new SNAP-Ed NY website is up and running!  Please check out resources for health and nutrition to help you with limited food resources.

More resources are being added to our "updates" page daily.  Please see the banner above and go to our special webpage created specifically for this purpose - "Up to Date Information on Corona Virus".  We are adding links to our "updates" page specifically related to information on COVID -19. Important information for farms and farmers' markets has been added.  Link to financial support for farms and other businesses through SBA is now listed.  As of now, all people must wear facial coverings if interacting with the public and cannot maintain the social distancing. 

Please make sure to also check out our social media pages and don't forget the direct emails that you will get if you are on our email lists!  Our newsletter, Bits and Bites went out earlier this spring. If you would like to get on our email or mail list, please follow the link in the above right hand corner "contact us". 

Following the directive of the Governor, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County will be extending our "PAUSE NY" procedures.  While the office is closed to outside visitors, you can still call the office and talk with someone or leave a message.  Most  staff are working form home and will be using distance learning and the on-line meeting format until further notice due to COVID-19/Coronavirus. As you know the Wayne County Fair has been postponed until next year and we are currently in the process of modifying Fair experiences for our 4-Hers and Camp Beechwood - watch your email and stay tuned here for more information. 

As part of CCE, 4-H Club meetings and events are included in our postponing/cancellations even if they are held outside of our office (e.g. homes, Town Halls, libraries). This date could be pushed further into the future dependent on guidance we receive from Public Health, Department of Health, Extension Administration and/or our insurance company.  The SOAR office in Clyde will be closed AND the answering machine is still on!  Staff are working from home via phone, email and zoom.  Please see the 4-H activities as highlighted in the FLX 4-H banner above.  Our agriculture activities are also listed with our events and on the specialists' webpages.

Our phone line is open!  Please reach out to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County with questions and needs during the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.  315-331-8415. Please let us know how we can help you, your family and your business.

Last updated June 25, 2020