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COVID-19 is already changing the way we interact with and produce food. As we each look to control the spread and impact of COVID-19, there are many questions around the risks associated with food production and to our employees to ensure that a safe and robust food supply is maintained for the public. Below you can find background information on COVID-19. We will continue to provide updates to these resources as the situation changes and new information becomes available.

  • Visit our Tracking COVID-19 page to track statistics by country as well as by state.
  • Visit our Peer-Reviewed Papers page for a collection of papers on COVID-19 and related coronaviruses.

Background Info on COVID-19

  • Visit this page from the CDC to find information on how COVID-19 spreads. Posted on May 26, 2020.
  • Visit this page from the International Association for Food Protection, which contains information on the COVID-19 pandemic broken into sections, including Websites, Food Industry Information, General Food Safety/Consumer Information and Webinars. Posted on April 29, 2020.
  • Visit this page to find information on aerosol and surface stability of COVID-19 published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Posted on March 18, 2020.
  • Visit this page from the FDA to find general information and answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19. Posted on March 17, 2020.
  • Visit this page from the World Health Organization to find information about the global COVID-19 outbreak. Posted on March 17, 2020.
  • Visit this page from the CDC to find information on how to protect yourself against COVID-19. Posted on March 17, 2020.
  • Visit this page from the CDC to find information on how to protect yourself against COVID-19 in Spanish. Posted on March 25, 2020.
  • Visit this page from Johns Hopkins to see a visual representation of global COVID-19 cases. Posted on March 17, 2020.
  • Visit this page from the New York State, Department of Health to find their latest updates on COVID-19 in New York State. Posted on March 17, 2020.

No Evidence to Support Food Associated Transmission of COVID-19

  • Visit this page from the FDA to find a joint statement from both the USDA and FDA on Food Export Restrictions Pertaining to COVID-19. Posted on June 30, 2020.
  • Visit this page from the CDC to find their statement regarding food associated transmission of COVID-19. Posted on March 17, 2020.
  • Visit this page from the FDA to find their statement regarding food associated transmission of COVID-19. Posted on March 17, 2020.
  • Visit this page from the European Food Safety Authority to find their statement regarding food associated transmission of COVID-19. Posted on March 17, 2020.
  • Visit this page from the German Institute of Risk Assessment to find their statement regarding food associated transmission of COVID-19. Posted on March 17, 2020.

Educational Videos on COVID-19 (English & Spanish)

COVID-19 Information for Food Industry Workers

Que es COVID-19?What is COVID-19?IFS@CU and Cornell Cooperative Extension | Posted on May 23, 2020.