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COVID-19 Guidance & Resources​

General Resources

Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Information

Guidance for Businesses

Meeting Notices During COVID-19 Mitigation

Letter to Veterinarians

Pesticide Licensing Programs

Free Disaster Relief Food Safety Training

FDA Consumer Shopping Tips (PDF)

Temporary Waiver of Some Feed License Requirements (PDF)

Coping during COVID-19

Fresh Food Financing Initiative COVID-19 Relief Fund

PennDOT COVID-19 Exemtion (PDF)

Food Assistance

COVID-19 Guidance for Food Assistance Agencies

TEFAP SFPP Participant Waiver COVID-19 (PDF)

CSFP Participant Signature Waiver due to COVID-19 (PDF)

Community Feeding

Find a Food Pantry

Guidance for Agriculture

Farmers Markets

Farms & On-Farm Deliveries

Restaurants Industry Guidance

Retail Food/ Manufacturing Processes for Sanitation and Diagnosed Employees

Public Health Safety Measures for Life Sustaining Food Businesses Permitted to Maintain Operations

Grocery & Convenience Store Employees

Agricultural Auctions & Markets

Temporary Certification Procedures for Manure Haulers and Brokers (PDF)

Guidance on Veterinary Practices (PDF)

Guidance for Community Gardens

Modifications to Seasonal Farm Labor Camp Requirements


Guidance for Pet Owners

Guidance for Kennels, Shelters & Rescues

Pet Disaster Preparedness

Pet Pantry Resources

Waiver - Spay Neuter (PDF)

Federal Resources

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Food & Drug Administration


Service of Process Requirements

With the closure of the Department of Agriculture’s offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department’s Office of Chief Counsel has agreed to waive the in-person service of process requirement and will accept service via email or mail.  Any documents to be served on this office may be served by email or mail to:  
Jorge M. Augusto
Office of Chief Counsel
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
2301 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110

COVID-19 Administrative Hearing Procedures

Governor's Order of July 10, 2020 Regarding Administrative Hearings (PDF)

Agriculture - COVID-19 Administrative Hearing Procedures (PDF)


General Ag Inquiries

(717) 787-4737

Life-Sustaining Businesses

Contact DCED Customer Service by calling 1.866.466.3972 or by email at

Media Inquiries

Shannon Powers
Press Secretary