UD Extension’s commitment to Delaware continues in spite of COVID-19
Since 1869, UD Cooperative Extension has brought university knowledge and resources to the people of Delaware — and despite the upset of COVID-19 to our daily lives, this commitment continues. You have questions. We have expert answers.
We are, however, adjusting our delivery of programs and services in order to protect the health and safety of our families, friends and community.
In accordance with Governor Carney’s guidance, here’s how we are restricted:
Extension office spaces have closed in all three counties.
In-person programs and events have been either canceled, postponed or moved online, through May 13.
Extension agents are limiting in-person contact.
All soil samples must now be mailed in for testing.
This is how we are adjusting to continue to deliver the quality Extension information you need:
Offering COVID-19 resources for you
Our COVID-19 Resources webpage offers a collection of over 50 resources for you, your family and your business. Topics range from creating your own hand sanitizer and how to properly sanitize your home, to ideas for keeping the kids learning outside of school and managing your business from home.
Moving educational programming online
Whenever possible, Extension programming is being moved online. A full list of upcoming programs and their current status is available on our Extension calendar and is being continually updated. If you have registered for a program between now and May 13, the program lead will contact you with more information. (Please check your spam folders!)
Continuing plant/insect testing
If you have plant or insect diagnostic samples please contact the agent covering agriculture or horticulture for your county, listed on this webpage.
Soil test submission procedures have changed
For up to date soil testing information, including how to purchase kits and submit soil samples please visit the Soil Testing Laboratory’s website.
Consulting by phone and online
View the UD Extension staff directory for the contact information of individual educators and staff members who can answer your questions or direct you to the information you need. If they are not currently available by phone, please leave a message and we will be in touch. As agents are able, they will conduct visits on an as-needed basis.
Rain or shine, UD Cooperative Extension is here to serve you. Be on the lookout for new information and invitations to exciting opportunities in the coming days and weeks.
As the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to rapidly evolve our goal, as your local Cooperative Extension service, is to assist you in protecting the health and safety of your families, friends and community. We sincerely hope that the following resources help you make the best of this unprecedented situation.
- University of Delaware's response the COVID-19
- About COVID-19 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (World Health Organization)
- Your questions answered (World Health Organization)
- The latest on COVID-19 in Delaware (Delaware Division of Public Health)
- Extension302 Podcast, Episode 1: Coronavirus