New CDC and DHHS Guidance for Local Food as NC Moves to Phase 3

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new guidance for several points of local food distribution. See the information below for updated guidance for outdoor farmers markets, food pantries and distribution sites, and school and learning gardens.

With the issuance of Executive Order 169, North Carolina moves into Phase 3 of the state’s coronavirus response. In this phase more businesses can open, but with reduced capacity. Businesses and the public still need to practice the 3 W’s: Wear, Wait, Wash. These practices are important, even for outdoor events and experiences. NC Department of Health & Human Services released Interim Guidance for Fall Related Events. This resource provides guidance on how to address social distancing, face coverings, hygiene, monitoring for symptoms, communication, and other topics. For additional information and to hear from experts and agritourism operators on how to plan for fall and winter operations check out our Strategic Conversations webinar.