Up to date Resources for Support related to COVID-19 for Farm, Home and Businesses

Updated Setp 1, 2020: 

New today, guidance from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets:

Q and A for Agritourism

For information on Wayne County and COVID testing and plans for farm employees, please view the following recording of webinar:  COVID and Isolation of Farm Workers held July 1 at noon. 

Newly announced is FREE COVID testing for Wayne County Farm Employees.  If this applies to you, you should have gotten an email from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets explaining directions.  If you did not get this, or can't find it, let me know and I can forward directly to you.  The registration for this service is found HERE:

Let me know I have updated the listing on this page. Putting the most important "NEW" stuff at the top and categorizing other information below. Reminder to all that Face Masks and Sanitizer order are on Round #2 and that all farms/businesses need a farm safety plan - examples and templates are below. Please call the office if you are interested in discussing.

If you are a twitter follower, stay abreast of events and be aware of new resources is to follow @CCE_Disaster on Twitter. Retweeting is highly encouraged.

The New York State Office of Emergency Management Emergency Operations Center is activated. Using DART and ICS, we continue to work with our Federal and State Agency partners to provide scientific, evidence-based resources.

You can find other ag recordings on production practices, etc on the Ag Specialist Teams website.

Templates and Examples of Farm and Business Safety Plans: Updated June 1, please contact Beth

Guidance for Ag Related Businesses:

General information on the Agriculture Farmworkforce and COVD - and NON Farm businesses please also go here, there is tons of guidance and links

Novel Coronavirus Prevention and Control for Farms

General Resources to know:

Extension Disaster Education Network: - The Cornell Website with Current Info from Many Different Sources

Local Information for Wayne County- Wayne County DOH

Link to NYS Press Releases and Executive Orders

Essential Animal Care Guidance

Food Safety Institute

Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources

Financial and Mental Health Resources for Farmers

Farm Resources Guide on COVID-19

CCE Helps NY Communities get Ready Recover

Consumer Support during COVID:

Consumer Financial Information

Spotting Scams and Misinformation

COVID Resources for Financial Wellness- listing of federal, state and local resources

Guidance for Proper Use of Disinfectants for the Home, Farm, Business - document written in response to increased medical emergencies due to improper use of cleaning materials.

Guidance for Community Gardens during COVID (posted May 1)

CDC fact sheet on proper use of Face Masks

Dispelling Consumer Myths - a pdf of a presentation by the Cornell Food Industry experts and a link to a youtube recording. (posted May 27)

Past Updates on Specific Rule and Requirement for Farms:

Information and Links for PPP and EIDL and Other grants/loan programs:

  • Small Business Development Admin -direct link to disaster/emergency funding, small business, farm, sole proprietor can all apply
    • All info on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) As of April 16, the funds for this current program have run out, but please still talk with your lenders and get in line for the next funding availability. Single owner businesses can apply, even if you don't have payroll, and can use Schedule C for self-employed. Related fact sheet dated April 17.
    • EIDL money was used up as of April 28, and new guidance for this next round of PPP is included here (dated April 27).
    • New and added info from May 11 is here. And fact sheet
  • Coronavirus Food Assistance Program - FARMERS, THE USDA will supply direct aid payments, see if you are eligible. There is a webinar 5/27.

Last updated September 2, 2020