COVID-19 updates and resources

  • Mar 19, 2020

As you know, news about the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, as everyone grapples with how to bring some control to a highly erratic situation.

At FCC Knowledge Newsletter, we’ve searched news and information sites for reliable sources on how to deal with the impact the virus is having on agri-businesses, whether it’s at the retail level, with cybersecurity, or your own physical or mental health care.

Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture has compiled a list of resources for the agriculture community. Along with general health, it also includes information for employers and animal and livestock-related resources. 

Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council has compiled a list of useful links related to the human resources of farming, information and resources, and public health authorities.

COVID-19 self-assessment tool

The COVID-19 self-assessment tool can be used to help you determine if it’s time to take the next steps.

Do you have a cold? The flu? Maybe it’s more? There’s so much information about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, it may be hard to know when to start worrying. 

Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers provide a resource on how to take proactive steps in retail environments.

Health and safety precautions need to continue to be front and centre for ag-retailers at this time.

COVID-19 cybersecurity resources

Protect yourself from cyber-fraud. The Canadian Anti-fraud Centre and Krebs on Security both offer up-to-date information on scams related to COVID-19.

Cybercriminals latch on to news that captivates public attention, and sensationalize or spread misinformation about the topic. 

Recently, they’ve started to disseminate real-time, accurate information about global infection rates tied to the COVID-19 pandemic to infect computers with malicious software via fake COVID-19 tracking maps, imitating Johns Hopkins University. 

Always avoid opening attachments coming from unexpected emails — even if they appear to come from someone you know.