COVID-19 (Coronavirus): What You Need to Know"

Stay informed with information and updates from UVM Extension.  Many previously scheduled in-person/on-site programs have transitioned to virtual delivery.  Note that in compliance with Governor's Scott's executive order, and in an effort to protect the health of the public and employees, we have discontinued walk-in visitor service at our offices until further notice.  Please call any of our offices throughout Vermont for telephone-based assistance, and note that many partners and agencies are working in a similar manner.

Information on this page is updated and expanded continually. Please contact with questions or for additional information.

Extension COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources

Across The Fence

See the schedule of upcoming television episodes on support for farmers, food safety, children, families, and communities
Watch recorded episodes on YouTube
Visit Across the Fence's website

4-H + Youth

Register for Virtual Enrichment Opportunities such as QuaranTeen Science Cafes, Distance Learning Socials, and more!
Visit the 4-H and Youth website

Agricultural Business

Visit Ag Business Program's website for information on resources and assistance for the agricultural community

Agricultural Engineering

Read "Considerations for Fruit and Vegetable Growers Related to Coronavirus & COVID-19" factsheet
Listen to Ag Engineering's podcasts
Visit Ag Engineering's blog

Agritourism + Direct Sales

Join the Facebook group for Vermont agritourism businesses
Visit Agritourism's website for upcoming virtual events and discussions on how Covid-19 is affecting agritourism
An Online Conversation Series: Sourcing & Selling Vermont Food in the Time of COVID-19
COVID-19 Best Management Practices for Farms Open to Visitors During the Pandemic (PDF)

Business + Community Development

Visit Vermont Public Libraries Educational Program website for tools and information for Vermont public library administrators.

Expanded Food + Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

14-Day Shopping Plan (PDF)
Follow EFNEP's Facebook page for nutrition and food safety information 
Visit EFNEP's Distance Nutrition Education Program page to learn more about this free opportunity.
Visit EFNEP's website

Food Safety for Manufacturers + Processors

Watch "What You Need to Know About COVID-19 - Food Safety" video on YouTube
Visit the Food Safety website

Master Gardener

Learn about Gardening During COVID-19
Visit Master Gardener's website

Migrant Education

Learn more about Migrant Education during COVID-19
Visit Migrant Education's website

Northwest Crops + Soils

Visit Northwest Crops and Soils website for information, resources, and webinar opportunities for farmers

Vegetable + Berry Program

Visit COVID-19 Resources for Vermont Vegetable + Berry Growers website - information on cleaning, sanitizing, agency guidance
Visit the Vegetable and Berry website

Land-Grant Universities

Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Extension Disaster Education Network
North Carolina State Extension - Food Safety resources including Spanish language materials

State + Federal Agencies

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food + Markets

COVID-19 Information for Agriculture and Food Businesses

Vermont Department of Health

Coronavirus in Vermont

Centers for Disease Control + Prevention

How to Protect Yourself and Others
What to Do if You Are Sick
CDC Guidance Documents

United States Department of Agriculture 

Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers includes FAQ, office locator, resources
USDA Adds Flexibilities for Crop Insurance to Support America’s Farmers and Ranchers