COVID-19 / Coronavirus

For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in North Dakota, please visit the North Dakota Department of Health website.

Agriculture provides critical and essential functions for all Americans and is vital in the food supply chain. The President recognizes agriculture’s role as a sector critical to national security during this health crisis.

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is continuing operations during this crisis to ensure a safe and healthy food supply for the consumer and that there is no disruption in the food supply chain.

 

Recent NDDA News

Protocols for workers arriving from other countries, states (Apr. 3, 2020)

North Dakota agriculture contributes to national security (Mar. 19, 2020)

Livestock markets and ag auction sales still crucial, continue with modifications (Mar. 18, 2020)

USDA helping with agriculture labor needs (Mar. 17, 2020)

 

Animal Health

Veterinary Practices are Essential Businesses

COVID-19 and Animals

COVID-19: FAQs for Pet Owners

Pet Disaster Preparedness

COVID-19: FAQs for Veterinarians and Veterinary Clinics

Interim Recommendations for First Responders (Current March 30)

 

Frequently Asked Questions:
Do my pets need to be tested?
There is need to carefully conserve testing resources and since COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is being spread person to person, and because pets and livestock do not play a role in transmission of this disease, all pets do not need to be tested.

 

If a pet exhibits clinical signs that a licensed veterinarian thinks might requires further evaluation or testing, the veterinarian should call the state veterinarian’s office and a joint decision is to be made between the state veterinarian, public health veterinarian and the Area Veterinarian in Charge and NVSL to determine if testing is warranted.

 

 

Resources

Message from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers (FSA, NRCS etc).

H2A Visa Program

List of U.S. embassies

USDA News & FAQs

North Dakota COVID-19 Business and Employer Resources

COVID-19 Prevention and Management for Dairy Farmers