As the COVID19 virus spreads, many of us are wondering what precautions agricultural producers should be taking and how those precautions might differ from the recommendations given to the general public. The AgriSafe network is preparing a webinar to address these issues on April 2nd 2020. The webinar is free to AgriSafe members and $30 for nonmembers. You can participate in the webinar as it happens if you log in to your computer during the event or watch it as a video afterwards. Registration for the webinar is already open and can be found at the link below.
Additionally, keep an eye on the CDC’s latest recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID19. Most of these are common sense things that we should be doing anyways like frequent hand washing and staying home if you’re sick. Keep in mind though that this virus is particularly severe for people over the age of 70 and anyone with pre-existing lung, heart, and immune system conditions. The vast majority of healthy adults and children who catch the virus will recover without becoming seriously ill, but if you or a family member falls into one of the high risk categories, be especially careful about potential exposures. Here is the link to the CDC’s recommendations page: