- Author: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles
As you all know, national, state, and local agencies have been implementing various measures to reduce the rate and risk of community spread of COVID-19. Many California counties, businesses, and school districts have implemented remote working protocols, and the state has issued a shelter-in-place order, with some exceptions for essential services.
Protective measure are being taken by the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) and the local Cooperative Extension offices. This week, all UC ANR county offices, research and extension centers, and statewide programs are implementing telecommuting protocols. Starting today, all UC ANR employees are instructed to work remotely, with some exceptions for designated essential on-site staff and academics.
Being mindful of official guidance concerning social distancing, San Joaquin County Cooperative Extension functions through April 7th are canceled. This directive also includes all volunteer-led youth or adult programming, meetings, or gatherings. Our office may close depending on County directives.
During this telecommute status, I am still available to assist you with questions that arise on-farm. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email. I advise not stopping by the office. My goal is to maintain my research program as planned, and I will rely on this blog and my website for extending information. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.