COVID-19: Information for Growers

Industry Resources and Updates relating to 2020 COVID-19.

The  entire sector is working together now more than ever to ensure that food is readily available in Canada.  There are evolving messages from different stakeholders.  This page will host all the current information and links in one place.

Provincial Resources

 

AgSafe BC

BC Centre for Disease Control

  • Information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

BC Chicken Growers Association (BCCGA)

BCCGA will email the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) weekly survey to all growers. Growers should complete this survey to help identify any issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak that are affecting your farm businesses. Responses to the surveys will be integral as CFA works with the Federal Government to support Canadian agriculture.   BCCGA will monitor the survey results to help identify issues in B.C. and support growers accordingly.

BC Chicken Marketing Board

March 27, 2020 Letter to Industry: BC’s four poultry boards issued a joint letter thanking  and offering support to BC’s poultry and egg industry.

March 27, 2020 Letter to Government of BC: BC’s four poultry boards issued a joint letter to  the Minister of Agriculture emphasizing the importance of supporting BC’s agri-food industry.   

March 20, 2020 Joint Letter to Farmers : BC’s four poultry boards made recommendations to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

BC Poultry Association

March 27, 2020:  BC Poultry Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Weekly COVID-19 update

March 25, 2020 Yellow biosecurity status.  In response to the human health issue (rather than a bird health issue) the BC Poultry Association issued this recommendation to BC poultry farms.

BC Ministry of Agriculture

***NEW***March 31, 2020 Agriservice BC COVID update:  List of essential services in B.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AgriServiceBC :  COVID 19 and Your Farm Business: information on COVID-19, letter from Minister Popham, resources for business as well as information to help manage stress and anxiety.

BC Ministry of Health/Thrive Health

  •  Check symptoms online and/or download a self-assessment app

WorkSafe BC

  • Resources on controlling the risk of COVID-19 exposure and resolving concerns about unsafe work.

National Resources

Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC):

  • Reputable information links, updates on the temporary foreign worker programs, and printable posters for hand washing and COVID-19 information.

Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)

  • Federal industry updates on activities related to COVID-19, government resources (including  links to downloadable resources for the workplace), employer resources, animal health and information on supply chain impacts.

Canadian Poultry Magazine

  • Answers to the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and poultry.

Chicken Farmers of Canada