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Helpful Links on COVID-19

Mar 10 2020

Last updated 4/8/2020

In support of ARA's members’ efforts to prepare for COVID-19 and protect their employees, please find the list of links to official federal government information and resources below. 

In addition to the links on this page, ARA has compiled a Resource Library for members only, which includes:

  • A sample letter to customers;
  • A guide to conducting virtual meetings;
  • CISA guidance on the essential workforce with ag retailer-relevant information highlighted by ARA;
  • and more - updated frequently.

Click the button below to log in and view the members-only resource. If you do not know your ARA login, email If you are not yet an ARA member, join today!

Resource Library

Agriculture-Focused Information

  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Video Thanking Ag Input Sector (link) (added 4/2/2020)
  • USDA Announces Feeding Program Partnership to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals per week to students in a limited number of rural schools closed due to COVID-19 (link) (added 3/23/2020)
  • FDA Releases Food Safety and COVID-19 FAQs (link) (added 3/23/2020)
  • USDA and DOL Announce Information Sharing to Assist H-2A Employers (link to news release)
  • Guidance from the California Department of Food & Agriculture clearly naming agriculture as critical infrastructure (link)
  • American Trucking Association Updates on State Actions related to commercial trucking (link)

Who to Contact:

For the most up-to-date information, see the CDC website:

30 Days to Slow the Spread

  • The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America (link)

Information for Businesses:

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Loans (link)

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. SBA offered disaster assistance to small businesses economically impacted by the coronavirus in New Jersey, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Florida, California, Arizona.

Further resources can be found in the attached document as well as on SBA’s website: and

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 

The PPP prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349B toward job retention and other expenses. (link) (added 4/8/2020)

For more information, visit

More Agency Information

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • DOE Coronavirus Resources (link)

Department of Labor (DOL)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Guidance to State DMVs on CDL (link) (added 3/23/2020)
  • Guidance on Compliance with DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations (link) (added 3/23/2020)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 

  • Coronavirus Rumor Control (link(added 3/24/2020)
  • COVID-19 Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Factsheet (link)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

  • Exemption From Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for Certain Individuals (link) (added 4/8/2020)

What You Should Know:

Information for Families and Households:

Information for Travel and Transportation:

Information for Healthcare Providers and First Responders:

Keep Up with COVID-19 on Social Media:

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)