Sep 22, 2020Farmers’ markets included as CDC publishes new considerations documents
The following information was shared by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
Updated CDC guidance on COVID-19 and food access sites
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges across the United States. Access to healthy, nutritious food options are important to health and well-being. With more children not attending childcare, school, and college in-person (a source of nutritious meals for many students) and with changes in employment status during the COVID-19 pandemic, many households may struggle with food security. To help address these challenges,
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has provided a number of resources including the Food and COVID-19 resource to support consumers and considerations for restaurants and bars, and grocery and food retail workers.
Last week, the CDC released three documents to address additional settings: outdoor farmers markets, food pantries and food distribution sites, and outdoor learning gardens. These considerations are meant to supplement – not replace – any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which organizations must comply.
Use these documents as tools to help resume and continue operations in ways that reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread while addressing community food access:
- Considerations for Outdoor Farmers Markets
- Considerations for Food Pantries and Food Distribution Sites
- Considerations for Outdoor Learning and Community Gardens