When it comes to preparation, there is no way to fully prepare for the impact of a natural disaster, or global pandemic. Having a solid Emergency Preparedness plan in place is a vital piece of your market’s risk management. Fortunately, the Michigan Farmers Market Association and the national Farmers Market Coaltion have put together some great documents for a variety of situations.
- Protocol and Best Practices from the Anchorage Health Department.
- COVID-19 Considerations for Outdoor Farmers Markets – Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- What happens when a vendor tests positive for COVID? This short list gives instruction on how to keep everyone safe.
- What can market managers, vendors, and customers do to stay safe at the market? – Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
- Covid-19 Best Practices Basics, with checklist for vendors.
- What should farmers market do to comply with the ADA during the COVID-19 pandemic? The Farmers Market Legal Toolkit goes over face mask requirements and the American Disabilities Act.
- COVID-19 signage you can use at the market, from the Mississippi State University Extension.
- Documenting Disaster Losses (RAFI)
- What Help Is Available for What Types of Disaster Losses?
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance Factsheet (FEMA)
- USDA Farm Service Disaster Assistance Programs
- USDA Emergency Conservation Program
- Texas Disaster Relief Resources
- Common Stages of Disaster Recovery
- Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit: Market Safety and Emergency Preparedness (Feb 2016)
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