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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.


COVID-19 Resources


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

Companion Animals

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

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