BATAVIA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County is pleased to partner with New York State Agriculture and Markets, CY Farms LLC and Genesee County Farm Bureau to provide New York State hand sanitizer at no cost to the Agriculture Community in Genesee County. A second distribution will take place on Wednesday, May 27 from 10 am to 2 pm. If you were not able to attend our first distribution we have a limited amount remaining.
Genesee County production farms of any type are encouraged to participate, along with farm stands, CSA’s, greenhouses and u-pick operations. The goal is to support safe and healthy workplace practices to keep our agriculture workforce strong.
Farms interested in picking-up hand sanitizer should complete the online registration at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/CCEGenesee-NYS-Hand-Sanatize-2_218
Include farm contact information, requested quantity and time slot for pick up (to limit wait times and traffic). We have a limited amount left. Registration will be open until it is all reserved or until 5pm on May 26.
Supplies are limited. Quantities may be adjusted before pick-up to ensure adequate supplies are available to as many farms as possible. The liquid hand sanitizer is available by the case – 4 gallons to a case (with a pump). This is a liquid, not a gel. For ease of use, businesses may decide to purchase small spray bottles for daily use and refill them from the gallon jug. A small number of the 2-ounce bottles will also be available.</sp
The suggested guidelines for each farm are:
- 1-6 employees: 1 case
- 7-15 employees: 2 cases
- 15 plus: 3 – 4 cases
Details for picking up: stay in your vehicle and wait for a staff member to direct you to the pick-up area. Whoever is picking up the sanitizer for your farm will need to wear their own face covering if they get out of the vehicle. Please maintain social distancing when picking up. Staff will need to collect some information from you before you can pick up the sanitizer.
Distribution will take place on Wednesday, May 27 from 10 am to 2 pm at the following location: 4592 Barrville Road, Elba, NY 14058. The CY storage facility is near the corner of Bridge Road and Barrville Road.
Please note that this is a 75% Alcohol-Based Liquid-Gel. It is Highly Flammable. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking around it. It is not drinkable.
This program is available only for farm owners to distribute to themselves and their employees. This effort has been made available through NYS Dept. of Ag and Markets as a result of the COVID – 19 pandemic.
Thank you to CY Farms for generously assisting in transporting the hand sanitizer and for providing a distribution spot.
Contact CCE Genesee at 585-343-3040, ext. 101. Please leave a message as staff is working remotely and will not be in the office