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UGA Extension COVID-19 Resources

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.




Ag Products Connection

We are partnering with Georgia Grown to promote Georgia farmers that are keeping regular hours, providing curbside pickup, home delivery, or ecommerce sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, and view the full list of businesses sorted by county, visit the page below:

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Health & Wellness


Our nutrition and physical activity behaviors are not just the result of our personal choices. The environment or setting in which we live and family cultures and customs can also influence our choices and behaviors.
Supporting healthy nutrition and physical activity habits at home Our nutrition and physical activity behaviors are not just the result of our personal choices. The environment or setting in which we live and family cultures and customs can also influence our choices and behaviors.

Money & Home Finances


The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS have extended the deadline for filing and paying 2019 income tax liability three months — from April 15 to July 15.
How coronavirus has affected tax deadlines The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS have extended the deadline for filing and paying 2019 income tax liability three months — from April 15 to July 15.

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Youth Education & Parenting



Food Safety & Cooking


Usual daily routines have been disrupted by the current COVID-19 crisis and many people are spending more time cooking at home than before. While our health is always on our minds, it is important to maintain safe food handling at this time so our lives are not further complicated by foodborne illness. 
Prepare food safely to avoid foodborne illness while sheltering in place Usual daily routines have been disrupted by the current COVID-19 crisis and many people are spending more time cooking at home than before. While our health is always on our minds, it is important to maintain safe food handling at this time so our lives are not further complicated by foodborne illness. 

Gardening & Self-Reliance


Home gardeners who want to expand their edible backyard bounty to include fruits are invited to participate in the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Backyard Fruits webinar series that runs through June 5.
UGA Extension offers webinar on backyard fruit production Home gardeners who want to expand their edible backyard bounty to include fruits are invited to participate in the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Backyard Fruits webinar series that runs through June 5.


Video Series: Advice from UGA Extension Experts


As we all work together to get through this challenging time, UGA Extension specialists are producing weekly webinars on timely topics. During the week of March 30, we discussed food safety and hygiene strategies. And the week of March 6 we talked about the new challenges of homeschooling and having youth at home all the time. Next week, on April 9 we will focus on stress and mental well-being.

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Frequently Asked Questions for UGA Extension

Is my local office open?

Are all events canceled?

  • All face-to-face programs are currently canceled or postponed.
  • For the most updated information, we encourage you to visit our Extension Calendar to view that event’s respective calendar entry for details.
  • If you are registered for an event and it is canceled or postponed, you will receive an email with additional information.

I paid to attend an event. Will I receive a refund?

  • Yes, but please be patient with us as we process refunds in the coming weeks. All registrants will be contacted. 

Will testing and diagnostic services still be available?

  • The UGA Extension Agricultural and Environmental Services Labs will continue to provide a limited range of important services in water, feed, soil and plant tissue analysis. Turnaround times might be longer depending on sample volume. 
  • For specific questions and submission details, contact your county office or email soiltest@uga.edu.

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