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COVID-19 Response and Resources

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation following Governor Bill Lee’s State of Emergency declaration.

We take the health of citizens whom we work with and our staff very seriously and are engaging daily with our partners at the Tennessee Department of Health. That includes employing best practices to prevent further spread.

We remain committed to protecting food safety, product quality, and fair commerce. Our department’s services will continue as usual, unless otherwise stated.

Remember to follow good hygiene practices. Those suggested by the CDC include washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, after going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. Also avoid touching your face with unwashed hands and stay home if you feel sick.

The latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak in Tennessee is available online at

COVID-19 Media Releases

March 21, 2020 - Preventing the Spread of COVID-19:  Local Farms Offer Fresh, Local Foods

March 20, 2020 - Preventing the Spread of COVID-19:  Farmers Markets Focus on Safety