As we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in our community, we at UConn Extension are trying our best to bring you the most updated information from across the country for safe production at your farm operations.
Here are some links to info-sheets related to coronavirus for Farmers Markets, Food Banks, U-Pick Farms, Grocery Stores and Food Services.
COVID-19 PREVENTATIVE MEASURES-HANDSANITIZER
COVID-19 FAQs for Farmers markets
COVID-19 FAQs for U-Pick Farms
COVID-19 FAQs for FoodServices
COVID-19 FAQs for FoodServices_Receiving and food packaging
COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection
COVID-19 FAQ Grocery store_GENERAL QUESTIONS AND EMPLOYEE HEALTH
COVID-19 FAQs for Grocery stores_Food packaging
COVID-19 FAQs for Grocery stores_Cleaning and disinfection
COVID-19 FAQs for FoodBanks_Receiving and Cleaning
Use of Gloves:Although gloves could reduce virus spread, they need to be worn with caution, since they can be misused i.e. contamination can happen if gloves touch dirty surfaces and then the food. Also, if food workers are sick and wipe their nose with their hands, or cough on hands (with or without gloves) and touch the food, it is no better than not wearing gloves. If you have been properly trained to use disposable gloves, make sure to wash your hands before wearing them and after removing them.
Hope this information is helpful, we will update this on our UConn food safety website as well. Meanwhile, for best practices for food safety at home please read this article UConn_basic food safety practices.
Article: Indu Upadhyaya, DVM, MVSc, PhD,Assistant Extension Educator – Food Safety