Critical Businesses and Services
Food and agriculture supply chains are clearly listed as critical business in the Governor's order. It’s expected that all critical businesses continue to use strict social distancing guidelines and per the order, if some of your workforce can work from home they should. In brief, the order includes:
Critical Infrastructure definition of the following: “Food and plant cultivation, including farming crops, livestock, food processing and manufacturing, animal feed and feed products, rendering, commodity sales, and any other work critical to the operation of any component of the food supply chain.”
Critical Healthcare Operations include veterinary care and livestock services. There remains a limit on elective veterinary procedures to ensure sufficient PPE for human care.
Food and Agriculture supply chain items are included in Critical Manufacturing, including food processing for all foods and beverages; chemicals; medical equipment; and all other supporting business.
Farm and produce stands, and “establishments engaged in the retail sale of food,” are included in the Critical Retail section. This includes farmers' markets. This section also includes all agricultural supply businesses.
Critical Services include important aspects of the Food and Agriculture supply chain, including storage and distribution.
Please reach out to your local public health agency for further guidance, as local governments have final legal authority within their jurisdictions. More information is available here: https://covid19.
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Wholesale Distributors Offering Products to the Public:
Altamira Specialty Products
Coosemans-Denver, Inc. Produce Box, Call 303-371-3130
Fresh Start Produce
LoCo Food Distribution
Tucci's Produce, Call 303-809-9495
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