Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and is extremely contagious. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and diarrhea. For the most accurate and timely information regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Pennsylvania, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.
Below, you'll find links to guidance and resources for agriculture during COVID-19 mitigation, as well as related press releases.
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Please note all regional offices are currently closed as a result of COVID-19.
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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
As of March 16, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Harrisburg offices were closed in accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s guidance on COVID-19 mitigation. Any requests for public records submitted to PDA on or after March 16, 2020 will be deemed to have been received by the PDA’s open-records officer on the first day of the reopening of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Harrisburg offices. Please note that the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records issued a statement indicating that “if an agency is closed on a given day, that day does not count toward the five business days referenced in Section 901 of the Right-to-Know Law, which governs the time period under which an agency must respond to a request.”