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Covid-19: Prov govt of Prince Edward Island answers commonly asked farming related questions

The Agriculture and Land department of the provincial government on Prince Edward Island in Canada has published a page on its website this week dedicated to commonly asked questions that the farming community on the Island are concerned about. Answers are provided by the department on the page.

Those who have questions can call 1-866-222-1751 between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or email [email protected]

It is said that government’s top priority is protecting the health and safety of Islanders and limiting the spread of COVID19 in the province. Health officials recognize that essential services, including food production, will have to be maintained even under the current restrictions. The government says it is taking steps that will allow for these services to be delivered.

Some questions to which answers are provided, include:

  • Can I keep operating my farm as usual?
  • Will the agriculture support services that I rely on, be in place for the 2020 growing season?
  • I need to visit farms regularly, how can I do that safely?
  • Can farm animals get sick with COVID-19 either from humans or spread to humans?
  • I have an animal health emergency; can I still call my veterinarian?
  • Can I still sign up for business risk management programs?

Visit the website of the PEI Provincial Government here for full information.

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