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April 10, 2020
Updated Guidance for Grocery Stores, Farmers' Markets and Agribusiness Operations Is Available on VDACS COVID-19 Website
Contact: Michael Wallace, 804.786.1904

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has posted new and updated guidance on the new COVID-19 Emergency Information Center website to help protect farmers, agribusinesses, employees and the public. Recent posts include updated guidance for farmers’ markets, grocery stores and similar retail food establishments, financial resources for small agribusinesses, and information for pesticide applicator certification testing.

 VDACS launched the COVID-19 Emergency Information Center website to provide guidance and resources to farms, industry and agribusiness operations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Website updates occur daily as new information and guidance become available.

Website content includes guidance for pick-your-own farms, farm stands, livestock and produce auctions, food establishments and more. There are also links to federal resources and information on the food supply, farmworker visas, youth and family feeding centers and more. Many of the guidance documents are also available in Spanish.

For more up-to-date information, follow VDACS on Twitter and Facebook.


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