The Executive Board has prepared a list of resources that you might find useful in preparing for COVID-19. We will continue to provide additional updates as useful materials and resources are available
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) : https://www.cdc.gov/nors/
Foodborne Disease Outbreaks: https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/outbreaks/index.html
FDA has created a food safety-specific FAQ page
The AFDO COVID-19 website now includes the following new information http://www.afdo.org/coronavirus-resources
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a stakeholder call on Wednesday, March 18th at 3:45 p.m. ET to discuss food safety and food supply questions related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). https://www.fda.gov/food/workshops-meetings-webinars-food-and-dietary-supplements/fda-briefing-foods-stakeholders-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-03182020-03182020?utm_campaign=FSMA_COVIDcall_03172020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
National Restaurant Association Resources
CDC and EPA Approved Disinfectant Resources
VDH has messaging for food establishments in the Coronovirus 2019 page:
Information for Food Establishments
Helpful information and Tips for Food Establishments
Covid-19 Emergency Information Center VA: https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/about-emergency-information.shtml
Directory of local health departments VA: https://www.naccho.org/membership/lhd-directory?searchType=standard&lhd-state=VA#card-filter
Latest updates on Coronavirus VA: https://www.livescience.com/virginia-coronavirus-updates.html
Norovirus outbreaks are common because the virus spreads quickly from infected people to others, and through contaminated foods and surfaces. Outbreaks happen throughout the year, but most often from November to April.
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person eats food contaminated with a small amount of feces. A person can also get hepatitis A from touching objects, food, or drinks contaminated by the feces of an infected person.