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Essential vs Nonessential Businesses and the 2020 CARES Act

Essential versus Nonessential Businesses
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey ordered all nonessential businesses to close by 5 p.m. March 27. Opinions differ on what is essential and what is nonessential so to comply with this emergency order, check…

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Coronavirus: Curbside Recycling and More

As the world calculates the economic impact of COVID-19 on daily life, some environmentalists believe it is giving planet Earth a big break. With restrictions on the movement of people, countries such as China, Italy, and the United States …

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An Introduction to Satellite Imagery Analysis for Land Managers

Satellite imagery analysis and other remote sensing techniques have become an integral component of land and natural resource management, particularly among government agencies, NGOs, and private companies that can afford to hire remote sen…

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Coronavirus: Getting Organized While Social Distancing

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is bringing the new reality of social distancing to us all. Social distancing leaves everyone with more time on his or her hands than usual. We ask ourselves, What do we do? Well, no time like the present to be pr…

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Time for a Garden Clean-Up

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Feeling down about the coronavirus quarantine? Shake away the blues with a spring garden clean-up.

While Alabama Extension does not encourage leaving home on a gardening supply trip, there are several gardening …

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Coronavirus: Getting Kids in the Kitchen

With the coronavirus outbreak keeping people in their homes, parents are looking for opportunities to entertain and stimulate their children. One great way to do this is to get them in the kitchen!

Engaging kids in the kitchen has many b…

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Keeping the Distance – Strategies for Today’s Farmers Markets

In this video, Rebecca Catalena-Lee, an Alabama Extension food quality and safety regional agent, offers some strategies for farmers markets vendors to minimize hand-to-hand contact with customers.

 

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Farmers Market Operating Guidelines During COVID-19 Outbreak

In this video, Janice Hall, an Alabama Extension food safety and quality regional agent, provides best practices  for vendors at farmers markets to have in place to protect themselves and their customers.

 

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Farmers Market Safety During COVID-19 Outbreak

Bridgette Brannon, an Alabama Extension food quality and safety regional agent, talks about best practices for customers shopping at farmers markets during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food and Wash Your Hands

Kristin Woods, an Alabama Extension food quality and safety regional agent, talks about the benefits of shopping at farmers market and how to reduce risks from coronavirus.

 

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Coronavirus: Food Safety at the Farmers Market Video Series

Members of the Alabama Extension Food Safety and Quality team have developed a video series to teach both farmers market vendors and their customers important best practices during the coronavirus outbreak.  Check out the videos below.

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Lending a Helping Hand Safely

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The world is facing unprecedented times with the coronavirus outbreak. In times like this, family, friends and neighbors often look to each other for help and support. Even with social distancing measures in plac…

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Coronavirus: Seven Ways to Keep Your Kids Engaged

COVID 19 has had a significant impact on our daily lives. Children are now at home all day and night, and parents may feel overwhelmed with how to keep them engaged. The following are seven suggestions to help create structure and purpose.

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Coronavirus: Customer Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Essential employees find themselves on the frontlines of the economic tidal wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The people who keep grocery stores stocked and operating are facing anxiety-driven customer behavior.

Customer service employees a…

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Coronavirus: EPA List of Effective Cleaning Products

Fear and uncertainty during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak have led to panic buying of toilet paper, face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. We want to feel as if we have some control in taking care of ourselves and our families. Howe…

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