Continuity of CAHFS operations due to COVID-19

Valued CAHFS Clientele,

As California's response to COVID-19 expands, we are experiencing some staffing shortages, and we are making an effort to use our supplies wisely given that many of the things we use are also needed by hospitals and other medical facilities.

At this time, please restrict your CAHFS submissions to essential cases only.  Essential cases are those related to public health & safety, foreign animal diseases, disease outbreaks (including virulent Newcastle Disease), maintaining a safe food supply, or for animal movement.  Be aware that some testing turnaround times will be delayed.

We are also changing our processes for in-person receipt of submissions to minimize opportunities for disease transmission.  Please follow directions at the lab when you arrive.

Thanks for your understanding.  We will continue to update you with any changes to our situation.

John, Ashley, and Beate

John Adaska, DVM MPVM PhD
Ashley Hill,  DVM MPVM PhD
Beate Crossley, DVM MPVM PhD
California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory University of California, Davis
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