COVID-19 Viticulture Update 6/13/2020

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COVID-19 Viticulture Update 6/13/2020

New Today:

As the restaurants and other businesses are opening in North Carolina, the “Count On Me NC” program is in practice for the safety of customers and business personnel from COVID-19. Look for more information on the Count On Me NC website.


  • June 16, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. ET: Preparing a COVID-19 prevention plan for Retail food establishment.
  • June 16, 3:30 p.m. ET: Reopening NC Wineries: REGISTER ONLINE
    • Confirmed Panelists:
      • Amy Helton, Hanover Park Vineyard
      • Tina Smith, Cypress Bend Vineyards
      • Whit Winslow, N.C. Wine & Grape Council
      • Representative, N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association
      • (Additional winery representatives to be confirmed later)
    • Moderators:
      • Natalie Hampton, Tarheel Taps & Corks Blog
      • Erick Byrd, UNC-Greensboro (webinar host)
  • June 24, 3–4 p.m. ET: Fungicide use and grape disease management

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 6/13/2020:

  • North Carolina (12:07 p.m. EST): 42,676 confirmed positive/ 1,104 deaths
  • USA: (7:33 p.m. EST): 2,057,400 positive/ 114,790 deaths
  • World (12:33 p.m. EST): 7,702,513 positive/ 427,400 deaths


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Other Helpful Resources:

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

Food Safety, NC State Extension

COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension

NCDA&CS COVID-19 Resources and important Documents

CEFS COVID-19 Resources

NC Muscadine Grower Association COVID-19 Resource Page

NC Wine Database for NC Wineries. Please enter your information

NY Wine Grape Growers Association COVID-19 Resources

This blogpost was created by Tekan Rana and Mark Hoffmann

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Mark Hoffmann, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Mark HoffmannSmall Fruits Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor, Strawberry and Grape Call Dr. Mark E-mail Dr. Mark Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Apr 13, 2021
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