COVID-19 Information: Agriculture

Last updated: 4:30 p.m. EST, Nov. 13, 2020

A Provincial State of Emergency and Stay-at-Home order is currently in effect for the Province of Ontario. Learn more about restrictions and orders in place.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertain and challenging times for everyone, including farms, agri-food businesses and food processors. Follow these sources of information:

Commodity groups:

Farmers Markets

Find the latest information at Farmers Markets Ontario. Also view the following:

Health and safety guidance

Please see provincial guidance for the agriculture sector.

Mental health

It is normal to feel sad, distressed, worried, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. If you or anyone close to you requires support at this time, visit OMAFRA's Mental Health Kit for Farmers. The OFA also offers resources for mental health and wellness.

If your farm business and employees are feeling anxious or concerned about the COVID-19 situation, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) developed a resource specifically for Canadian employers recommending six tips for responding to employee anxiety.

Temporary Foreign Workers / migrant workers

Learn more about the Section 22 Order regarding employers of migrant workers.

Please see the following information in regards to the TFW program: