COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we remain committed to providing producers with as much information as possible and hope to minimize the impact on farmers.

This page has been created to share information with producers. 

Farmer Wellness 

A healthy farmer is a safe farmer and a safe farmer is a strong farmer. Look after your health and wellness. It's one of the best investments you can make for the future of your farm. There are several resources which can be found here to support mental wellness.

COVID-19 Information and Resources

For up-to-date, local information, contact the public health unit in your community. Find more information about the current outbreak at:

Market Reports 

Ontario Sheep Farmers provides market reporting information for Ontario sheep farmers and industry stakeholders. Reports are provided on a weekly basis. For additional information click here 

Other Resources 

Online Toolkit For Farm Operators who employ workers, including temporary foreign workers. The toolkit is part of Ontario’s plan to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 on farms and throughout the community which includes ongoing and expanded on-site testing, access to employment benefits and supports, and new public health guidance. 

Financial Support and Programs for Producers 

OFA summary of government financial assistance for Ontario farm businesses click here

OMAFRA Sheep Resource Landing Page

Making decisions right now can be challenging and OMAFRA has created a landing page to assist sheep producers in finding technical information. Here are some resources that may be useful in making an informed decision click here to review this resource page on the OMAFRA site. 

Previous OSF COVID-19 Communications

To view all previous copies of The Messenger click here