COVID-19: Information for Growers

Industry resources, communication and other 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.


AgSafe BC

Emergency planning resources including prevention procedures, pandemic protocols, health questionnaires, and safety notices for workers.

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 Marketing Board

Links to BCCMB Electronic Newsletters 
April 15 A-163 update  and April 15 A-163 FAQ’s
April 8 BCCMB COVID-19 update to industry
April 6, 2020 Letter to Growers 
March 27, 2020 Letter to Industry
March 27, 2020 Letter to Government of BC
March 20, 2020 Joint Letter to Farmers 

BC Food and Beverage

Access to PPE for purchase for BC food producers and processors. Click here for more information.

BC Ministry of Agriculture

On-Farm Food Safety Program  Funding to acquire Personal Protective Equipment and other approved safety supplies for use at their facilities, to maintain a safe workplace and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.  Click here to go directly to the application.

Government of BC  Covid-19 Guidance for Farm Workers

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

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Information: Mental health is an important part of your individual well-being and physical health. Mental illnesses are characterized by changes in thinking, mood, or behaviour.  No matter how you are feeling, you are not alone.  Call 8-1-1 any time of the day, any day of the year. If you are in an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Check COVID-19 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.


Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC):

  • Reputable information links 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.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

On December 8, 2020, the Public Health Agency of Canada released Canada’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan: Saving Lives and Livelihoods. The document outlines Canada’s immunization plan and proposes the steps towards a safe, effective and informed roll-out. The plan involves the collaboration of federal, provincial and territorial (F/P/T) governments, Indigenous leaders, and partners in Canada and around the world to meet this challenge through a principled and evidence-informed approach that puts protecting the health and safety of Canadians first.
Industry Engagement Division
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Government of Canada

Chicken Farmers of Canada