Click the links below to explore current food-related issues and other relevant news (nationally and globally) in the time of COVID-19


“Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know” Information from the CDC about the omicron variant of COVID-19.

“COVID-19 Cases in the US” COVID-19 case numbers across the U.S.  Updated daily at 11am.

“UN Working to Avert Dual Crisis as COVID-19 Hits Hunger Hotspots” Officials warn the coronavirus will worsen food security in regions around the world where hunger was already a concern. The UN has issued additional recommendations for easing this crisis.

“Q&A: COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Food and Agriculture”  The FAO answers common questions about how COVID-19 will impact global food resources and how the FAO is responding to the crisis.

“International Food Policy Research Institute: Analyses of COVID-19 Impact” Click on the various stories on this page to discover how different countries are responding to food security struggles.

“Food and Nutrition Tips During Self-Quarantine” General tips for food and nutrition  provided by WHO.

MyPlate: Food Planning Start Simple with MyPlate:Food Planning During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This guide contains information on food planning, including what to buy, how much to buy, and preparation tips.

UCSF Research Shows Industries in Which Workers Are Most Likely to Die From COVID – NBC Bay Area This news article explains which industries have the highest mortality rate during the COVID-19 pandemic.


“Coronavirus Global Update” Daily podcast from BBC with updates on how COVID-19 is impacting health, business, and travel.

“Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction” A podcast from CNN featuring Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to help you make sense of top headlines.

“COVID-19 Podcasts and Webinars | CIDRAP (” A series of podcasts and webinars produced by the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (UMN CIDRAP) that focus on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing” The MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) Weekly COVID-19 Briefing is a weekly podcast to update readers on the latest scientific information from CDC’s COVID-19 response.

“COVID Conversations: Society, Politics and Economics amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” A podcast series from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts & Sciences designed to help you make sense of the extraordinary social measures and economic impacts unfolding in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.