COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) continue to monitor a novel strain of coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. On Feb. 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the novel coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19.

There are simple steps we can all take to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. New Yorkers can call the Department of Health’s coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065 with any concerns about symptoms or travel. In addition, visit the Department of Health’s dedicated website for more resources and updates about COVID-19. NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets also provides realtime updates on COVID-19 for the ag community.

If you have COVID-19 resources, programs, or information to submit to NY EDEN, please use this form.

Empire State Development: COVID-19 resourcesweb portal for questions and FAQ page

Department of Labor: New York State Department of Labor Implements a Filing System and Extends Hours to Address the Influx of Unemployment Claims and Make Process More Efficient for Claimants

Individuals or groups looking to volunteer or contribute to the State’s effort should contact the Governor’s Office at covid19assistance@exec.ny.gov

Coronavirus and pets: FAQs for Owners – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine

COVID-19 and Dogs (PDF)

COVID-19 and Service Dogs (PDF)

Food industry resources for Coronavirus COVID-19 – Cornell Institute for Food Safety

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) FAQs: Food – U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

COVID-19 Resources For Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Businesses – Center for Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell Agritech


COVID-19 Updates

  • Grocery Industry Virtual Office Hours: Consumer Education and COVID-19 on August 20th
    The Food Industry Alliance (FIA) of New York State, Inc. and the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS@CU) are co-hosting Grocery Industry Virtual Office Hours: Consumer Education and COVID-19. Messaging and communications during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are key to retail food businesses maintaining consumer confidence and trust. This session will focus on…
  • Food Industry Office Hours on August 6th to Address Questions on COVID-19
    Does your food business or farm have questions related to COVID-19? Attend the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University's Virtual Office Hours for a Q&A and facilitated discussion to address questions on COVID-19. Speak directly to subject matter experts in sanitation, epidemiology, microbiology, virology, food safety culture, business continuity and the food safety of…
  • Grocery Industry Virtual Office Hours on July 30th to Address Questions on COVID-19
    The Food Industry Alliance (FIA) of New York State, Inc. and the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS@CU) are co-hosting Grocery Industry Virtual Office Hours to address questions related to COVID-19. Office hours are a Q & A and facilitated discussion where you can speak directly to faculty from Cornell University and ask…
  • Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development Conducts Coronavirus Producer Action Survey
    The coronavirus continues to cause disease, market disruptions, and employment turmoil throughout the country. Farms continue to operate as essential businesses, adopting many new management practices intended to slow or halt the spread of the virus. Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development is conducting a survey to measure the extent farmers have taken actions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus…
  • Food Industry Virtual Office Hours to Address Questions on COVID-19
    Join the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University on July 23rd for a Q & A and facilitated discussion during Food Industry Virtual Office Hours to address questions on COVID-19. Speak directly to subject matter experts in sanitation, epidemiology, microbiology, virology, food safety culture, business continuity and the food safety of dairy foods, fresh…
  • English & Spanish Webinars with Medical Guidance for Producers, Service Providers, Farmworkers and the Public
    The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health (the clinic) present a free English presentation with Dr. Jose Canario, M.D. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Canario will give an update on COVID-19 research, discuss safe ways to go out under “reopening”, and appropriate behavior during social settings. Attendees are required to register and…
  • Food Industry Virtual Office Hours to Address Questions on COVID-19
    Join the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University on July 9th for their weekly Q&A and facilitated discussions during Food Industry Virtual Office Hours to address questions on COVID-19. Speak directly to subject matter experts in sanitation, epidemiology, microbiology, virology, food safety culture, business continuity and the food safety of dairy foods, fresh fruits…
  • Grant Assists NYS Producers in Obtaining FSMA Food Safety Training
    The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets has provided a grant to assist NYS producers in obtaining food safety training required for compliance with the Food Safety & Modernization Act. Cornell CALS and the Produce Safety Alliance are now offering this training on-line to producers during this time of COVID-19 for a discounted price of…
  • Managing Customer Relations During COVID-19
    Many food and agricultural operations have established safety protocols, including practices customers are asked to follow, to reduce risks related to COVID-19. This can create many challenges when managing customer relations. Join with food and agriculture industry members as well as university personnel to discuss strategies for successfully managing COVID-19 consumer interactions at retail, restaurants,…
  • Training Videos on COVID-19 for Food Processing Employees
    In collaboration with CCE Harvest NY, the Dairy Foods Extension Program and the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University, we are pleased to announce the release of free, 10-minute training videos for food processing employees. This training is available in both English and Spanish and covers background information about the virus causing COVID-19 as…