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Purdue Extension: Expert Resources for COVID-19

Purdue Extension - Allen County COVID-19 Resources

April 8, 2020

Updated March 25, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting many aspects of our day-to-day lives. This page serves as a source of information to help you navigate the challenges of COVID-19 as a farmer, local foods consumer, and citizen of Allen County.

Extension Office Operational Status

The Purdue Extension - Allen County office is following Purdue University and Allen County government advice to work from home. Until April 6, all office staff will be working remotely. We will still provide necessary services for the community and our volunteer organizations but will not be able to work face-to-face with you. Communication can be done via email or phone. Our contact information is listed at https://extension.purdue.edu/allen/about

All in-person programs and events are canceled/postponed until June 1 as directed by Purdue University. We know you value many of our educational programs and we hope to find ways to offer programs virtually to you. Stay tuned to our Facebook (Purdue Extension - Allen County) page for updates.

Allen County Resources

The latest updates for Allen County can be found at the Allen County Department of Health website at https://www.allencountyhealth.com/get-informed/covid-19/.

Additionally, Allen County government information is at https://www.allencounty.us/.

Indiana Resources

Purdue Extension's "Indiana Prepared" website lists various resources on COVID-19 from across the state. This site is located at https://extension.purdue.edu/INPREPared/

Indiana government is providing information at https://coronavirus.in.gov/

Farmer Resources

A fact sheet for farmers can be found as a PDF file below.

Below is a template indicating a person is considered an essential employee for agricultural businesses in Indiana.

Local Food Resources

Below is an article "Consumer information on COVID-19"

Below is an article "Producer information on COVID-19"

A Guide for Farmers' Markets to Navigate the COVID-19 Outbreak

A Guide to Alternative Delivery Systems for Local Producers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Guide for Community Gardens during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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