COVID-19 Resources

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR HORSE OWNERS

GENERAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS


As it Pertains to Humans:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (coronavirus.gov)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention COVID -19 (cdc.gov)

The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do (Video)

COVID-19 CDC YouTube Informational Videos (CDC YouTube Official)

As it Pertains to Equines:

Coronavirus Resources – Equine Disease Communication Center

Equine Coronavirus and Covid-19: No evidence of horse-human spread (Horsetalk.co.nz)

Equine Coronavirus vs. COVID-19: Two Distinctly Different Diseases (Palm Beach Equine Clinic)

Can Your Animals Get Coronavirus? (UCDAVIS)

Coronavirus Updates (UCDAVIS)

Are your horses ready for you to be quarantined? (thehorse.com)

COVID-19 and Best Practices for Your Equestrian Activities (eventingnation.com)

SAFETY NET PROGRAMS FOR OWNERS

PLANNING

COVID-19: Caring for your horse during a pandemic (Ontario Animal Health Network)

EVENT CANCELLATIONS

Up to date Equestrian Event Cancellations (horsenation.com)

COVID-19 Equestrian Event Cancellations (horse.com)

IOC Member says 2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed (usatoday.com)

PRCA Event Status (prorodeo.com)

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR NON-PROFITS

INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO NON-PROFITS AND CORONAVIRUS

Non-Profits and Coronavirus: State by State Resources (National Council of Non-Profits)

BIOSECURITY AND DISINFECTION PROTOCOLS

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Equestrian Facilities (aaep.org)

Bio-Security Basics (PATH International)

Emergency Planning (PATH International)

PLANNING

RESOURCES ON HOW TO CONTINUE ADOPTIONS

RESOURCES ON DIGITAL FUNDRAISING

Creative Fundraising Ideas (Maddiesfund.org)

COVID-Digital Fundraising Resources (GivingTreeAssociates.com)

Fundraising Tips from CCS Fundraising (PATH International)

Recession-Ready Fundraising (Society for Nonprofits)

WEBINAR – Fundraising in Uncertain Times (Society for Nonprofits)

 

“The fundraising must go on! Coronavirus may be causing delays or cancellations to in-person fundraising events at animal facilities; join this webinar by Mightycause on ‘Moving Your Spring Fundraising Online’ for tips to help make adjustments.”

Tuesday, March 24th 3:00 pm ET: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist…/4337216435767193868

Thursday, March 26th 3:00 pm ET: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regist…/8154152359894022924

(From Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Facebook post)

 


CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR EQUINE BUSINESSES

RESOURCES FOR AVAILABLE FUNDING OPTIONS

*CARES Act – Assistance for Small Businesses and eligible non-profit organizations (US Department of the Treasury)

GRANT – 2020 Horsemen’s Emergency Relief Grant Process & Application

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus (sba.gov)

Small Business Administration and Disaster Relief Loans (inc.com)

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (US Small Business Administration)

Three Step Process: Disaster Loans (US Small Business Administration)

Go Fund Me Small Business Relief Fund (Gofundme.com)

Equestrian Aid Foundation (Disaster Relief Fund to Assist Equine Equine Professionals and Industry Service Providers)

The CARES Act and How Equine Businesses Can Participate (stablemanagment.com)

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS

Thinking Outside the Box: A Look Into Virtual Horse Shows (Karly Morgan, UPHA Young Professional GenNext)

BIOSECURITY AND DISINFECTING PROTOCOLS

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Equestrian Facilities (aaep.org)

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations (cdc.gov)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (cdc.gov)

Bio-security Basics (PATH International)

Emergency Planning (PATH International)

TRANSPORTATION

US Department of Transportation FAQ Related to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration (US FMSCA)


CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR EQUINE INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES

GENERAL INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (coronavirus.gov)

Equine Coronavirus and Covid-19: No evidence of horse-human spread (Horsetalk.co.nz)

Equine Coronavirus vs. COVID-19: Two Distinctly Different Diseases (Palm Beach Equine Clinic)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 (cdc.gov)

Are your horses ready for you to be quarantined? (thehorse.com)

COVID-19 and Best Practices for Your Equestrian Activities (eventingnation.com)

The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do (Video)

GRANT – 2020 Horsemen’s Emergency Relief Grant Process & Application (PDF)

Equestrian Aid Foundation (Disaster Relief Fund to Assist Equine Equine Professionals and Industry Service Providers)

State Resources

Excel Spreadsheet with State Unemployment Information, General State Information Regarding COVID-19, and Small Business Information: COVID-19 State Sites

North Carolina Horse Council Safety Net Program/Grant

EQUINE SAFETY NET PROGRAM

The Equine Safety Net was established to assist those caring horse owners who have temporary financial setbacks (such as a job loss, disaster or medical incident within the past 6 months) and are having difficulties feeding and caring for their horses.

 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the North Carolina Horse Council is expanding this grant program to not only provide hay and feed but also to help cover Boarding costs, Veterinary costs and other necessities to maintain the health of our horses. These are small grants of $150 dollars per month and are renewable for a second month.  We are also excepting COVID-19 as a reason for seeking the assistance.  Grants will be reviewed every Friday and paid out on Monday of the following week.

The North Carolina Horse Council, in consultation with the North Carolina State Veterinarian, provides the following guidance regarding equine boarding, stabling, and/or training of horses:

Included in the umbrella of animal agriculture workers/animal production operations are those facilities and individuals associated with the boarding, stabling and/or training of horses throughout North Carolina. Horses are traditionally and legally considered livestock in the United States and in North Carolina and as such, require the active engagement of caretakers/owners to ensure their health, safety and well-being. In many circumstances, the care and oversight required of horses is more demanding than is the case for animal agriculture production livestock.

Given those requirements, equine boarding, stabling, and/or training facilities are rightly characterized as essential business activities. As an essential business, these facilities could remain operational so long as the facility implements and adheres to public health guidance that includes maintaining/practicing social distancing and limits number of individuals in the facility at any given time. Additionally, all tools, tack and equipment handled by individuals is to be adequately cleansed/disinfected and frequent hand washing must occur. Insuring compliance of the individual borders will be the responsibility of the facility owner/operator/trainer.

The offering of group riding activities for the public or other such retail businesses are not considered essential business activities and should be discontinued.

The decision to remain operational is the responsibility of each barn owner/operator/trainer.

 

Interpretive Guidelines & Best Management Practices for the Equestrian Community (Maryland Horse Council)

TRANSPORTATION

US Department of Transportation FAQ Related to Covid-19 Emergency Declaration (US FMSCA)

RESOURCES PERTAINING TO ESSENTIAL vs NON-ESSENTIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

17 States Recognize Veterinarians as Essential Workers (agweb.com)

 


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