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COVID-19 News Updates

Latest on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other related articles

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To protect the public due to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, the University of California Cooperative Extension, County of San Diego Office and the Escondido Office will be closed until further notice. 

A message from UCCE San Diego's Interim County Director Cheryl A. Wilen, Ph.D. (read more) 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19. (read more)

The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources put together a great website with information regarding COVID-19 essential to agriculture, food safety, connecting consumers with farmers, youth projects, wellness and more. (click here)

 Are you a farmer affected by COVID-19? UCCE San Diego's, Small Farms and Agricultural Economics Advisor, Ramiro Lobo shares the COVID-19 Ag Resources web page including: articles, handouts, links to food and agriculture, and webinars that will help you find creative solutions during times of market instability. (click here)

Pamela Kan-Rice, Katrina Hunter, Lisa Blecker, and Whitney Brim-DeForest talk about the demand for PPE and offer suggestions for alternatives to help growers manage the supply shortage. This information is also relevant to those who use PPE for non-agricultural uses. (click here)