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COVID-19 Information for the Food and Agriculture Industry



COVID-19 industry questions should be submitted to MDARD at

State Resources

Michigan COVID-19 Emergency Response Information and Resources

Resources for Michigan Businesses During COVID-19 (MEDC)

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19 (World Health Organization) 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

USDA Rural Development COVID-19 Response

FAQs Related to the FMCSA Emergency Declaration (US Department of Transportation - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)

FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center

Stakeholders experiencing issues regarding supply chains, delivery of goods, or business continuity, please contact the FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center at This is a 24/7 operation and they can assist in directing your inquiry to the proper contact.

Pesticide Products and Use

General Food Safety

COVID-19 Overview (PDF)

COVID-19 Guidance for Food Establishments (PDF)

Best Practices for Food Establishments to Manage Coronavirus (PDF)

COVID-19 Resources for the Food Industry (The Acheson Group)

Coronavirus Resources (Food Marketing Institute)

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and Food Safety: A Time for Facts, Not Panic (Food Safety Magazine)

FDA Issues Best Practices on Safe Food Handling and Employee Health in Retail Food Settings During COVID-19 Pandemic

FDA Food Products and COVID-19 FAQs

FDA Food Safety and COVID-19 FAQs

What to Do if You Have COVID-19 Confirmed Positive or Exposed Workers in Your Food Production, Storage, or Distribution Operations Regulated by FDA

Use of Respirators, Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings in the Food and Agriculture Sector During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Water Transmission and COVID-19 (CDC) 

Survival of Respiratory Viruses on Fresh Produce (Food and Environmental Virology Journal)


Farms/Migrant Labor Housing

Migrant Labor Housing and COVID-19 Emergency Rules

Migrant Labor Housing Guidance - English (PDF) - Updated May 2020

Migrant Labor Housing Guidance - Spanish (PDF) - Updated May 2020

H-2A and COVID-19

General Farm Crisis Operations Planning Tool

Fresh Produce

Coronavirus: Fresh Produce Industry Resources (United Fresh Produce Association)

Restaurants/Food Service

Tips for Restaurants (National Restaurant Association)

Federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund - English

Federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund - Spanish

Farmers Markets

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers Markets (Michigan Farmers Market Association)

Resource for farmers market managers, vendors, and other members of the local food system (Farmers Market Coalition)

U-Pick Farms

U-Pick COVID-19 Guidance (PDF) - Updated November 2020


National Pest Management Association: COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Livestock and Pets

COVID-19 Guidance for Animal Shelters (PDF) - Updated May 2020

Animals and Coronavirus Disease (CDC) 

COVID-19 and Animals (MSU College of Veterinary Medicine)

Coronavirus vs. African Swine Fever (ASF) FAQ 

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 for Pig Farmers

American Veterinary Medical Association COVID-19 Resource Center

  • General COVID-19 Resources and Fact Sheets
  • Protecting your veterinary team during the pandemic
  • What veterinarians need to know
  • Caring for veterinary patients and interactions with clients
  • Use of PPE

Veterinarian Well-Being

Animal Feed

National Grain and Feed Association: COVID-19 Industry Resources

General COVID-19 Information

Watch this video: Symptoms of COVID-19

Watch this video: Handwashing tips

Mental Health Resources

Help for Mental Illnesses - National Institute of Mental Health

Rural Mental Health - Rural Health Information Hub

MSU Extension Training Modules: Managing Stress, Communicating with Distressed Farmers, and Suicide Awareness