COVID-19 Daily Farmers Updates 3/21/2020

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COVID-19 Daily Farmers Update

Prepared by Mark Hoffmann (Small Fruits Extension Specialist) and Xiaonan Shi (MS Student, Department of Horticulture)


As of 3/21/2020, 10:30 a.m.: 5,276 SARS-CoV-2 tests were performed in NC, and 184 people were tested positive for the virus. No COVID-19 related death case has been reported. NCDHHS Coronavirus Information Page

As of 3/21/2020, 3:14 p.m.: 298,293 people are currently known to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 world-wide! 12,755 deaths related to COVID-19 are reported worldwide. World-Wide GIS Tracker SARS-CoV-2 (John Hopkins University).

N.C. Cooperative Extension has developed two response pages for N.C. Farming Community:

Please visit our Farming Resource Page: NC State Horticulture COVID-19 Farming Resources

Please take our survey:

Even if you are not impacted as of yet, please take our 3 min COVID-19 impact survey, so that we can learn how to react to this situation.


NC County Extension Center Updates:

N.C. Cooperative Extension County centers are available to assist your community. In most counties, offices are still open, but with limitations. People can reach out through email, phone call (voicemail if the call is not answered), and other technical methods. An appointment is needed in some counties.

Cooperative Extension Center restrictions as of 3/21/2020

County News

Covid- 19: Financial Assistance (by Whit Winslow, NCDA&CS) :

Covid-19 related Webinars: