Like most of you, the Western Rural Development Center staff is adjusting to life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hosted by Utah State University and following their workplace and meeting guidelines, which at this time, include working remotely where possible and banning all non-essential travel.
    At this time, we are working with our partners to conduct research and provide science-based information for rural communities in relation to COVID-19 issues affecting our rural areas.
    We hope you and your families stay healthy and appreciate your efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

    WRDC COVID-19 Series Briefs - Research and Resources for Communities

    Economic Impacts of a COVID-19 Recovery: Thinking through Growth, Decline and Rebound Logic

    Tools and Resources for Rural Communities in Turbulent Times: Pandemics, Recessions, Wildfires and Other Natural Disasters

    COVID-19 Resources for Direct Marketing Farmers

    Survey Results of Utah Counties and Municipalities Leaders-May 2020

    For COVID-19 information related to your health, travel and other recommendations, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at

    Various resources from across the nation are available on the Regional Rural Development Center's website at

    University of California's Cooperative Extension and Western Rural Development Center
    A Practical Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

    For information related to food safety, visit the USDA’s COVID-19 webpage at

    To learn more about Utah State University’s COVID-19 responses, visit their website

    Utah State University Extension has the following resources available:
    Extension COVID-19 Website:

    Published on: Mar 15, 2020

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