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Agriculture Is An Essential Service

This document can be used to help agrologists justify that their work and work related travel is an essential service.

Statement from the province of New Brunswick

Sectors within the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries are food production, which is an essential service and therefore not required to cease operation under the State of Emergency Order. Employees of this essential sector as well as businesses that support the food supply chain would be exempt from interprovincial border restrictions to ensure services are maintained and critical supplies can continue to move across provincial boundaries as necessary. All businesses are expected to reduce in-person sales activities and apply all social distancing and hygiene recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. All owners and managers of all workplaces will reduce to critical functions and will take every reasonable step required to prevent persons who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 from entering the workplace, in accordance with advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health or WorkSafe New Brunswick.

Statement from the Government of Canada

Minister Blair (Public Safety Canada)  released the Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic here:

Within this document, specific reference to agriculture and food as essential are below.


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