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COVID-19 INFORMATION

 

Here's the Latest:           

USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program                                   

Tips for Chicken Farmers to Get Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

There are funding opportunities for your farm operation. There is the Paycheck 

USDA Rural Development Launches COVID-19 Resource Webpage

AAAP COVID-19 Jackson Position Paper

MidAtlantic Farm Credit Information

Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on the Farm

Share Facts About COVID-19 (English and Spanish)

Essential Food and Agricultural Farm EMPLOYEE Work Letter

Essential Food and Agricultural Independent CONTRACTOR Work Letter

https://go.umd.edu/COVID19_Dairy

https://go.umd.edu/COVID19_Dairy_infograph

 

Federal Information

USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Dashboard:                 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CDC Print Resources (excellent posters and fact sheets):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html

What every American and community can do now to decrease the spread of the coronavirus:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

Information for Healthcare Professionals:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/index.html

Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-guidance-management-patients.html

Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf

Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/homeless-shelters/unsheltered-homelessness.html

Guidance for Retirement Communities and Independent Living:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/retirement/index.html

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities (Interim Guidance):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/retirement/guidance-retirement-response.html

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Checklist: Older Persons:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/retirement/checklist.html

Disinfecting Your Facility if Someone is Sick (Friday, March 20, 2020):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/disinfecting-building-facility.html

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations (Friday, March 20, 2020):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (Friday, March 20, 2020):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

Maryland State Information

Maryland Department of Health Information:

https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx

MDE Poultry Growers:  Working with MDE During Catastrophic Poultry Mortalities 

Official Maryland Department of Education News:

https://news.maryland.gov/msde/

For verification of official State of Maryland information, email the MD COVID-19 Joint Information Center (JIC): mailto:PIO.MEMA@maryland.gov

Maryland State Governor Directives/Executive Orders:

https://governor.maryland.gov/covid-19-pandemic-orders-and-guidance/

Q. A. Co. Information

Queen Anne’s County Government Web Site:

https://www.qac.org/

Queen Anne’s County Department of Health Information:

https://health.maryland.gov/qahealth/Pages/qacdoh-home.aspx

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services Information/Alerts:

https://www.qac.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?CID=1,7

Queen Anne’s County Emergency Operations Center:

Email: mailto:QACEOC@qac.org

Phone: 443-262-9905

For medical questions (Mon-Fri; 8 am-4:30 pm):

Phone 443-262-9900 or

Email mailto:QACCOVID19.CallCenter@Maryland.gov

For questions about county departments and

services (Mon-Fri; 8 am-4:30 pm):

Phone 443-786-9529

Information for Businesses/Employers

Federal Guidelines on Essential Businesses:

https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA-Guidance-on-Essential-Critical-Infrastructure-Workers-1-20-508c.pdf

 

Your University of Maryland Poultry Specialists/Agents/Educators are available for questions, information, and resources.

Jon Moyle, Specialist, jmoyle@umd.edu, 443-754-0539

Jenny Rhodes, Principal Agent, jrhodes@umd.edu, or 410-310-0103 

Maegan Perdue, Agent Associate, mperdue@umd.edu, or 410-632-1972

Paul Goeringer, Senior Ag Law Specialist, lgoering@umd.edu

Cheryl D. Bush, MS, RDN, LDN, cherb@umd.edu, or 410-490-6625 

  

COVID-19 LIST OF RESOURCES

 

AAAP COVID-19 Jackson Position Paper

https://www.mafc.com/update

ESSENTIAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYEE WORK LETTER

ESSENTIAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR WORK LETTER

https://go.umd.edu/COVID19_Dairy

https://go.umd.edu/COVID19_Dairy_infograph

   

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