Below are publications and resources for fruit and vegetable growers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and Food Safety FAQ:  Is coronavirus a concern on fresh produce?

COVID-19 and Food Safety FAQ:  Is coronavirus an issue in produce production?

COVID-19 FAQ for U-Pick Farms

COVID-19 FAQ for Farmers Markets

COVID-19 FAQ for Community Gardens

Handling COVID-19 Best Practices for Agribusiness

Handling COVID-19 Produce Farms and Packinghouses

Center for Profitable Agriculture COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control

Cornell Novel Coronavirus Prevention & Control for Farms

EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
NOTE: The disinfectants that are listed for ‘human coronavirus’ as well as the contact time, which is the amount of time the chemical needs to remain wet on the surface being treated. The contact time can range from less than a minute up to 10 minutes.

Example COVID-19 Farm Preparedness Plan
*NOTE: This is one example of a standard operating procedure (SOP) that Two Farmers farm in Maine has created and tailored to their farm, and decided to share with others in response to COVID-19. Each grower should assess their own situation, practices, and resources when creating a preparedness plan for their own farm.

Farm Commons – COVID-19 Legal questions

Food Safety and Production Protocols for COVID-19 

Local (Carrboro Farmers’ Market) Farmers’ Markets Do Their Part to Flatten the Curve on Coronavirus

NCSU COVID-19 Resources

TN Department of Health

University of Vermont COVID-19 Resources
*NOTE: Lots of good resources here, but scroll to the bottom to the ‘Farmer Generated Resources’ for Word documents that you can customize for your farm created by other fruit and vegetable growers.

H-2A Resources

Updates on the H-2A Program in the Midst of COVID-19

Expansion of the categories of H-2 visa applicants whose applications can be decided on without an in-person interview

Expansión de los criterios para aplicantes a la visa H-2A que no necesitan una entrevista en persona