After several weeks of government restrictions on many parts of the state's economy to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the state is now relaxing many measures on businesses in an attempt to re-activate the state's economy. The state was successful in it's goal of mitigating spread and allowing the state's health care infrastructure to prepare for increased patient loads, but it came at a high cost with businesses closing and jobs lost. The reopening of the economy is limited to continue several protective actions to mitigate spread of the virus.
While the economy is becoming more active, the virus remains present, and the threat of spread will increase with more human to human interaction. We encourage Ag Council members to remain aware and cautious as they continue their business operations. Please continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Desease Control (CDC) and the Department of Labor (DOL) where applicable.