Good morning members of the Connecticut Equine Community,
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture, working in concert with the Connecticut Farm Bureau and the Connecticut Horse Council, has released the attached guidance with clarification regarding equine activities. Please distribute to your members and contacts within the industry.
The information can also be accessed here: https://portal.ct.gov/DOAG/Press-Room/Press-Releases/2020/COVID-19-Guidance-for-Horseback-Riding-Schools-Stables-and-Boarding-Stables
If you are not currently subscribed to receive the CT Weekly Ag Report, I encourage you to do so. You can sign up quickly here. We are utilizing this list to share information with all agricultural businesses as it is released.
Our COVID-19 page has additional resources on what you can do to implement safe practices in your operation. We recognize that this has been a significant market disruption and the COVID-19 page include a Business Services section for information on business support programs and adjustments that have been announced. If you have suggestions as to how else the Department can assist, please email them to AGR.COVID19@ct.gov. All of our COVID questions and concerns are being funneled through this email address.
Thank you for all of you do and all of your efforts to support equine activities in our state.
Rebecca E. Murphy
Marketing & Inspection Rep II
Connecticut Department of Agriculture
450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 703, Hartford, CT 06103
Main: 860-713-2503|Direct: 860-713-2538
Cell: 860-573-0323|Fax: 860-730-8321