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Cultivate Safely

Get the facts and stay up-to-date on COVID-19!


The Cultivating SuccessTM program and University of Idaho Extension are committed to providing you with up-to-date information and best practices for keeping yourself, your farmworkers, your family and your customers safe from farm to market.  On this resource page, you will find websites and resources containing scientifically based information.  Please check back often as we will be posting additional resources as they become available.  If you have any questions or are looking for additional resources, please contact Colette DePhelps, Community Food Systems Area Educator, University of Idaho Extension.

Webinar Series

Cultivating Success COVID-19 Recorded Webinars

U.S. Government Websites - General Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)  COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Coronavirus (COVID-19)

United States Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers

Regional Websites

Western Regional Center to Enhance Food Safety (WRC) Covid-19 Resources in English & Spanish

Native and Tribal Communities Resources

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (University of Arkansas) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources for Indian Country

Intertribal Agriculture Council COVID-19 Continuity of Service

State of Idaho Websites

State of Idaho Official Resources for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Idaho Statewide Stay-Home Order

Idaho Essential Services and Businesses (#3 includes food and agriculture services)

Idaho Small Business Resources

Idaho Rebounds: Our Path to Prosperity Cash Grants for Small Business

Idaho Rebounds: Our Path to Prosperity Business-specific protocols for opening

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare COVID-19 Hotline

Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Information & Updates

University of Idaho Websites

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

FMSA Food Safety for Produce Growers

Idaho Observatory Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and Planning Report


Transmission of COVID-19

Brigham Young University Making sense of the research on COVID-19 and masks

CDC How to Protect Yourself and Others

CDC Recommendations for Use of Cloth Face Coverings

CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus

CDC What to Do if You Are Sick

CDC Water and COVID-19 FAQs

CDC Coronavirus Informational Video in Spanish

University of Colorado (UC) Boulder FAQs on Protecting Yourself from Aerosol Transmission (accessible through Dr. Shelly Miller’s website)

FDA COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Indoor Air Quality

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Resources from ASHRAE and Others (resources in English and Spanish)

ASHRAE Filtration/Disinfection

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Role of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems in the Public Health Response to COVID-19 (recorded webinar)

Environment International How can airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors be minimised? (refereed journal article, September 2020)

UC Boulder A hopefully helpful short report on air cleaners (blog by Dr. Shelly Miller)

Good Hygiene Practices: Hand Washing

CDC Why and How to Wash Your Hands (Muéstreme los fundamentos científicos)

CDC Print Resources – Facts, What you needs to know, etc. in multiple languages (printable)

CDC Handwashing Posters (printable)

Minnesota Department of Health Hand Hygiene Print Materials (printable multi-step handwashing posters)

North Carolina State University Do It Yourself (DIY) Handwashing Station instructions (pdf)

University of Minnesota How to Build a Field Handwashing Station (pdf)

University of Minnesota Extension How to Build a Portable Hand Washing Station (video)

University of California Homemade Hand Sanitizer (pdf) In Spanish (pdf)

WRC COVID-19 Preventative Measures Cleaning and Disinfection (pdf updated 3/25/20)

WRC Limpiando y desinfectando (Cleaning and disinfection)

WRC COVID-19 Preventative Measures Homemade Hand Sanitizer recipe (pdf 3/29/20)

WRC Desinfectante de manos hecho en casa (Homemade hand sanitizer)


Cleaning and Sanitation

CDC Cleaning and Disinfection for Households

WRC COVID-10 Preventative Measures Cleaning and Disinfecting Reusable Bags (pdf 3/27/20)

WRC Lavando y desinfectando bolsas reutilizables (Reusable bags)

EPA List of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Farms and Produce

Wallace Center COVID-19 Resource Compilation (Google sheet)

WRC Is Coronavirus a Concern on Fresh Produce? (pdf updated 4/19/20)

WRC ¿Me debo preocupar del Coronavirus en las frutas y verduras? (Is Coronavirus a concern on fresh produce?)

WRC Is Coronavirus an Issue in Produce Production? (pdf updated 4/19/20)

WRC ¿Puede ser el Coronavirus un problema en la producción de frutas o verduras? (Is Coronavirus an issue in produce production?)

WRC Handling COVID-19 Best Practices for Agribusiness (pdf updated 4/20/20)

WRC Handling COVID-19 Produce Farms and Packinghouses (pdf updated 4/20/20)

Cornell University Building Farm Resilience During COVID-19 website

Cornell University Agricultural Workforce Development COVID-19 website

Cornell University COVID-19 and Your Produce Farm webinar  (recorded 4/3/20) Presentation Slides

Michigan State University COVID-19 and Food Safety:  Common Questions from Fruit and Vegetable Growers website

Oregon State University Small Farms, Local Food and COVID-19 What do you need to know? website

Purdue University A Guide for Local Producers to Navigate the COVID-19 Outbreak website

University of Vermont Expanding Food Safety Protocols in an Evolving Landscape of COVID-19 four-part webinar (recorded 4/9/20)

Washington State University Extension COVID-19 Resources for WA Produce Growers (pdf) In Spanish (pdf)

Farm Direct Marketing During COVID-19

Oregon Tilth Online Sales Platforms for Farmers website and webinar (recorded 3/23/20)

Washington State Department of Agriculture Resources for Small and Direct Marketing Farms website


Farm Deliveries and CSAs

California Alliance of Family Farmers How to Run CSA Pick Up Sites During COVID-19 (checklist)

Cultivating SuccessTM Best Practices for Farm Deliveries, Pick-Up and CSA During COVID-19 webinar (recorded 4/21/20)

Cultivating SuccessTM Getting Started with CSA webinar (recorded 4/21/20)

University of New Hampshire Extension Guide for CSA Farmers amid COVID-19 webpage

Farm Stands and U-Pick

WRC Handling COVID-19 Guidance for U-Pick Farms (pdf updated 4/19/20)

WRC Pasos para los encargados de las granjas (FAQs for U-Pick Farms)

WRC COVID-19 and Farm Stands: Steps for Farm Stand Operators (pdf updated 4/19/20)

WRC Medidas para operadores de puestos agrícolas (Steps for Farm Stand Operators)

COVID-19 U-Pick Signage (printable pdfs)

Farmers Markets

Cultivating SuccessTM Best Practices for Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands During COVID-19 webinar (recorded 4/13/20)

Idaho Farmers Market Association (IFMA) Coronavirus Advisory

WRC Handling COVID-19 Guidance for Farmers Markets (pdf updated 4/19/20)

WRC Medidas de precaucón para los mercados y sus encargados (FAQs for Farmers Markets)

Penn State Extension: Farmers Market Management Forum – Best practices under COVID-19 (recorded 3/20/20)

Minnesota Farmers Market Association Handwashing Station for Farmers’ Markets (pdf)

Washington State Farmers Market Association Farmers Markets & COVID-19

CDC Guidance for Mass Gatherings or Large Events


Community and School Gardens

Cultivating SuccessTM Best Practices for Community Gardens During COVID-19 webinar (recorded 4/6/20)

North Carolina State Extension COVID-19 for Community Gardens webpage

Purdue University Extension Gardening:  A Guide for Community Gardens During the COVID-19 Pandemic webpage

WRC Handling COVID-19 Guidance for Community Gardens pdf (updated 4/19/20)

WRC Pasos para encargados de huertas y jardineros (FAQs for Community gardens)

Food Banks

WRC COVID-19 FAQ for Food Banks Best Practices and Communication (pdf updated 4/19/20)

WRC Mejores prácticas y comunicación (FAQs: Best practices and communication)

WRC COVID-10 for Food Banks Receiving Food and Cleaning (pdf updated 3/25/20)

WRC Recepcion de alimentos y limpieza (FAQs: Receiving food and cleaning)


Grocery Stores

FDA Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (website updated 4/21/20)

WRC Is Coronavirus a Concern at Grocery Stores? (pdf updated 4/19/20)

WRC COVID-19 FAQ Shopping and Handling Groceries (pdf updated 4/19/20)

WRC COVID-19 FAQ for Grocery Stores Cleaning and Disinfection (pdf updated 3/26/20)

WRC Limpiando y desinfectando (FAQs: Cleaning and disinfection)

WRC COVID-10 FAQ for Foodservice General Questions and Employee Health (4/19/20)

WRC Preguntas generales y salud de los empleados (FAQs: General questions and employee health)


Restaurants and Takeout Food

FDA Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (website updated 4/21/20)

National Restaurant Association COVID-19 Reopening Guidance (pdf 4/22/2020)

WRC Covid-19 FAQ Is Coronavirus a Concern with Takeout? (pdf updated 3/24/20)

WRC ¿Me debo preocupar del Coronavirus y la comida para llevar? (Is Coronavirus a concern with takeout?)

WRC COVID-19 for Foodservice Cleaning and Disinfection (pdf 3/26/20)

Consumer Food Safety

CDC Food and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Coronavirus:  no evidence that food is a course or transmission route

FDA Food Safety and COVID-19

Washington State University COVID-10 Food Safety Resources

WRC Is Coronavirus a Concern on Fresh Produce? (pdf updated 4/19/20)

WRC COVID-19 Preventative Measures Preparing for an Outbreak in Your Community (pdf updated 3/18/20)

WRC Como prepararse contra un brote en su comunidad (Preparing for an outbreak in your community)

World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):  Food safety for consumers

University of California – Davis COVID-10 Food Safety Resources

Farm and Ranch Disaster Assistance Information

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Important Emergency USDA Changes for Farm Loan and Crop Insurance Blog

USDA Coronavirus and USDA Assistance for Farmers includes updates on USDA program flexibilities and the CARES Act

USDA Local Service Center Locater services are available via phone appointment or online

Wallace Center at Winrock International Rapid Response Briefing: Helping Food & Farm Businesses Navigate the CARES Act webinar + webinar notes (recorded 4/9/20)


Small Business Disaster Assistance Information

Idaho Rebounds: Our Path to Prosperity Cash Grants for Small Business

Idaho Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Resources CARES Act Information,  Disaster Recovery Loans, Sick Leave Tax Credits, Idaho Unemployment Insurance

Idaho Women’s Business Center Information for Small Businesses Navigating the COVID-19 Outbreak website

Inland Northwest Partners, AVISTA Corp, et. al. Inland Biz Strong Self-guided questionnaire that provides information on resources available by business type and location.


Ways to Support Idaho Small Farms & Local Businesses

University of Idaho Extension & Rural Roots, Sustainable Ag Speaker Series How to Support Small Farms & Local Food During COVID-19 (recorded 4/8/20)

Inland Northwest Food Network & University of Idaho Extension, How to Eat Local and Support Kootenai County Small Farms During COVID-19 (recorded 4/29/20)

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