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COVID-19 Agritourism Resources & Information

What the New June 15th COVID-19 Guidelines Mean for CA Agritourism Operations                                                                           

California is preparing to get back to normal. On June 15, 2021, capacity and distancing restrictions will be lifted for most businesses and activities. Large-scale indoor events (5,000+ attendees) will have vaccination or negative test requirements for attendees through at least October 1.  Large-scale outdoor events (10,000+ attendees) recommend, but do not require, vaccination or negative test requirements for attendees.  Please always check with your county department of public health for further specific county information.  Reflect on the modifications that you made to your operations and consider maintaining protocols that made your staff and your guests feel safe. 

Some sites providing up-to-date information relevant to the agricultural sector:

California Department of Health:  Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors - Effective June 15

California Department of Health: Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings

California Department of Food and Agriculture: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Food and Agriculture

University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Coronavirus Information Page

Resources Listed in 2020

On this page:

Comprehensive links to a variety of resources

  • from Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) including financial assistance, Food and personal safety, Sales and marketing, Other Business Resources, CAFF Advocacy, News and Updates: COVID-19 response and resources for farmers

  • From National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: COVID-19 Resources

  • Financial Assistance: Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

  • from UC Cooperative Extension, Sonoma and Marin Counties, but good info for all:

Sonoma UCCE Coronavirus Resources
Marin UCCE Covid-19 Resources

Specific guidance and resources for agritourism operations

As California counties reopen through stages 2 and 3 at different paces, here is CDPH information about what categories of businesses may open in which counties, and with which modifications. Please check with your county department of public health for further specific county information.

Fresno Strawberry Stand sign

Agritourism operators share experiences and lessons learned

Marketing and customer Communication

Support for production and ag sales disruptions