Cornell Cooperative extension has scheduled a third hand sanitizer and face mask distribution event for the local agricultural community in preparation for the fall and a possible second wave of the COVID-19 virus.
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 in Mount Morris. The free event is limited to farmers, producers, and agriculture-related operations.
Sanitizer is available in one gallon pump and 2 oz. spray bottles. Participants can also receive washable, cloth face coverings. Quantities will be limited to 2 gallons, 20 spray bottles, and 20 face masks.
Participants are encouraged to pre-order by sending an email to email@example.com. Pick-up will be done at the side entrance of the CCE Livingston County office. Those unable to attend should contact the CCE Livingston County office to make alternate arrangements.
Previous distribution events took place in May and July. From those events, a total of more than 1,100 two-ounce spray bottles, 95 one-gallon pump bottles, and 1,700 face coverings have been distributed.
The upcoming event also offers an opportunity to ask questions about COVID-19 or other agriculture-related concerns. As a part of New York Forward, all businesses are required to have a customized, written safety plan that details specifically how they will prevent and manage COVID-19.
CCE Livingston County said in a news release that it can be a resource for farmers, producers, and agriculture-related operations working to create safety plans.
For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County, visit www.ccelivingstoncounty.org or call (585) 991-5420 or (585) 335-1752.