COVID-19 Resources

Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA)

On April 23, 2020, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture released a “Guidance for Nurseries and Garden Center Operators to Slow the Spread of COVID-18 Virus”.

Statewide COVID-19 Testing


On April 21, Governor Ricketts announced a new initiative to dramatically increase COVID-19 testing in the coming weeks. Visit to complete an assessment to determine your current risk. Using the data collected in the assessment, people will be prioritized and if chosen you will be confirmed a time slot for testing at a drive-through location.

Information to protect the health and safety of your staff.

Other Resources:

CDC – Agriculture Workers and Employers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Recommendations for Cloth Face Covers
CDC Face Covers FAQs

CDC Interim Guidance: Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019

OSHA Alert & Guidance Document – Click here to read the alert and guidance document. 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services – Coronavirus Disease 2019

These orders are effective immediately and are in effect to the dates listed unless renewed, extended or terminated by subsequent orders. They supersede any federal mandate in effect.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Directed Health Measures, Click here to access each Directed Health Measures as of May 4, 2020. Each Local Public Health Department is covered under a separate DHM.

AmericanHort – Resources, webinars, and updated on federal relief efforts

The AmericanHort has a free recorded webinar A Discussion on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Loans, Grants and Business Relief from AmericanHort is now available online! Click here to view the webinar recording. It is very helpful in explaining the new law and what financial assistance opportunities are available to your business. 

Get Nebraska Growing initiative – Small Business Stabilization Grant Program

National Association of Landscape Professionals – Resources on COVID-19
Landscape Industry Guidance for Business Operations During COVID-19
Financial Resources for Landscape Companies

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA)

UNL -Nebraska Regional Food Systems Initiative

Department of Labor – Office of Foreign Labor Certification FAQs

U.S. Small Business Administration website

Disaster Loan Assistance website

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – resources to help small business survive

Small Business Development Center Network

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