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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

COVID-19 Resources

Extension food safety experts share ways to protect your family, community during COVID-19

To help Northwest residents make informed choices to protect themselves and others, a team of educators with Washington State University Extension have put together a set of COVID-19 related food-focused tip sheets, podcasts and videos.



COVID-19 Federal Resource Matrix
for Rural Communities

USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through:

• technical, training, and management assistance;
• financial assistance; and
• state and local assistance.


This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and other federal resources that can help support rural America. Opportunities are categorized by customer and assistance type.
For more information on the immediate actions USDA is taking to respond to COVID-19, visit
For the latest news from the CDC on COVID-19, visit


Questions about Food Storage, Food Safety, or Food Preservation?

Master Food Preserver (MFP) volunteers from Benton-Franklin counties are reaching out statewide to support consumers with safe food handling in the home.